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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03474
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0079] January-March 1787 
Title Henry Knox to Henry Jackson about army appointments, the Convention and the Society of Cincinnati
Date 28 February 1787
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Jackson, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Land transaction document
Content Description Discusses General [Rufus] Putnam as suitable candidate for handling their "eastern matters." Also suggests Colonel Maxwell and asks what Jackson thinks of him. Discusses a map that Captain Stone was to deliver to Jackson, possibly concerning Waldo patent lands. Thinks that if General [Benjamin Lincoln] is not chosen to attend the Philadelphia convention in May, Jackson should send him to the Cincinnati (referring to a meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati) with Brooks, Hull and Jackson himself. Comments, "Why do you not get your diplomas? Our friend Genl Washington must die - a diploma of his signature would be worth ten of any other persons - Besides this certainty of his stepping out of the world, he will be out of office as president, at the next meeting - "
Subjects Land Transaction  Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Continental Army  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Geography and Natural History  US Constitution  US Constitutional Convention  Society of the Cincinnati  Fraternal Organization  President  Military History  Death  Finance  Surveying  
People Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme 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