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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03800 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 February 1788 Pagination: 2 p. ; 29.7 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Hopes to be able to inform Knox by the next post that New Hampshire ratified the Federal Constitution "as every account from that quarter gives encouragement to that effect." Of Massachusetts' ratification, writes, "...the Federalists in this State increase daily and there is every reason to think that the people at large (except the Insurgent Interest) are fully satisfied with the Ratification, however some persons may say to the contrary." Comments on [James] Swan's debt and asks about his copper contract with the Treasury. Notes that his appointment to Federal regiments has almost financially ruined him.

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Swan, James, ca. 1754-1831

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionRatificationRevolutionary War GeneralGovernment and CivicsPoliticsFederalistsRebellionMobs and RiotsShays' RebellionDebtFinanceContractMiningIndustryCoins and CurrencyMilitary History

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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