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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03910
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0084] April-June 1788 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox reporting on New Hampshire's ratification of the Constitution
Date 22 June 1788
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Reports New Hampshire's ratification of the Constitution. Writes, "a few hours since an express arrived from the Town of Concord in the State of New Hamshire [sic] where the Convention of that State met for the consideration of the proposed General Government, & brings the most important information that yesterday noon they ratified the Constitution by a majority of 11- that is to say- 57 yeas- & 46 nays. I am this moment from his Excellency the Gover [John Hancock] who shew me [his] Letter he recd - from General [John] Sullivan on that subject they have proposed nearly the same amendments we have in this State." Marked "private" on the address leaf.
Subjects US Constitution  Revolutionary War General  Ratification  Government and Civics  Politics  Federalists  US Constitutional Amendment  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Sullivan, John (1740-1795)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859