Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03807 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 February 1788 Pagination: 2 p. ; 25.5 x 19.9 cm.
Jackson writes, "we are perfectly quiet in this State with respect to the adoption of the New Constitution-Fed's & Anti's almost to a Man united and determined to give it every support..." Reports that New Hampshire has adjourned their ratification convention until June. Encloses a letter from a man who hopes to buy land from Knox (letter not included).
Boston, Feby 24. 1788 -
my dear Harry
I recd. your favor by the post last Eveng - we are perfectly quiet in this State with respect to the adoption of the New Constitution - Fed's & Anti's almost to a Man united and determind to give it every support - except in a few instance their never was a [Man or City] that behaved with more [text loss]nity than those on the present [question], they have certainly done themselves great honor -
I am sorry to inform you that New Hampshire have adjourned their Convention to June next, the question was carried by a Majority of five - the Feds in that State finding they were like to be over powerd by numbers (as forty Towns has instructed against it) they proposed the adjournment  the adjournment in hopes that by giving time some of them would be brought over to the Faith - all the Men of abilities, integrity, property & influence in that State are in favor - but numbers at present appear against them -
Many are of opinion that the adjournment will have a good effect, & it will have a good effect, & it will finally be ratified by them - which I pray god may be the case -
the inclosed Letter
a Man (who's appearance is favorable) Falmouth desirous to purchase about twenty acres of Land, he says, its worth four dollars p. acre -
I inclosed you last post a Letter for Mrs. S - take care of it & forwardd [sic] it by the first packet or safe conveyance -
Your friends are all well & send their Love to you & Lucy - Mrs Swan desires particularly to be remembered to you & Lucy, your attention to her last winter, will never be forgotten - my love to you all -
From your trusty affectionate
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