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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03705 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 18 November 1787 Pagination: 3 p. : docket ; 30.9 x 18.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Sympathizes with Knox on the painful treatment or cure for an unnamed disorder. Wishes he could come stay with Knox when he has the operation. Writes that he believes "Mr. Gerry's Letter has done great injury to the proposed New Constitution, more than he will ever be able to do good by a whole life of repentance - every thing went on firm & well until that damn'd Letter he has his influence with a certain party, of which your friend on Milton Hill is a principal." Is still hopeful since "all the liberal & most sensible men are highly in favor of it - they stand as firm & unshaken as a rock - the insurgent intrest [sic], is the only influence against it - but this is pretty powerfull." Mentions selling some notes for Knox. General Putnam is supposed to write Knox soon about a matter. States that court has allowed George Cabot Esq. to build a bridge from Salem to Beverly, Massachusetts, and that Mr. Freeman is to be ordained into the church this afternoon. Reports that Mrs. Thomas Russell is dying of consumption.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Gerry, Elbridge, 1744-1814
Hill, Milton, fl. 1787

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionRevolutionary War GeneralHealth and MedicalRatificationPoliticsGovernment and CivicsMobs and RiotsRebellionShays' RebellionFinanceBankingLawDeathTuberculosisDiseaseReligionInfrastructure

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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