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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04644
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0096] July-September 1790 
Title Henry Jackson to Henry Knox with news of Congress and fears of funding business plus some news from Thomas Vose
Date 4 July 1790
Author Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes, "The time taken up by Congress in fixing the permanent seat of Government, and the situation of the Funding business has caused a great uneasiness & clamour amongst the people, and of that Class that have been the firmest supporters of the government ... every mechanick & Tradesman conceives that their being out of employ is wholly owing to that circumstance - and the distress of that class of people in the several seaports in this State is very alarming - in this town it is melancholy to see the poverty and wretchedness of the inhabitants..." Reports that Captain Vose, managing affairs on Knox's lands in present-day Maine, informed him that the people who live there are behind in their payments. They will not make any payments until the Massachusetts General Court decides on a petition related to the land. Relates, "a Spanish War remains as it did..."
Subjects Congress  Government and Civics  Washington, D.C.  Finance  Debt  Economics  Federalists  Poverty  Landlord and Tenant  Waldo Patent  Judiciary  Law  Finance  Mortgage  Military History  Global History and Civics  Petition  Assumption of State Debt  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; Law; Industry; Merchants & Commerce; Banking & Economics; Creating a New Government
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859