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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03831 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 March 1788 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 30.2 x 18.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Reports on the Massachusetts election for governor and lieutenant governor. Encloses newspapers (not included) for Knox, on the election, noting that the papers attack "poor Cincin" (based on usage in GLC02437.03833, may refer to Benjamin Lincoln). Relates that Benjamin Lincoln and Samuel Adams are splitting the Federal party for lieutenant governor, while the Anti-Federalists support James Warren. John Hancock is expected to be reelected as Governor. Expects that John Langdon will be chosen as New Hampshire's governor, which will disappoint [John] Sullivan. Recently applied to the Committee for the Sale of Eastern Lands to purchase a tract Knox had earlier mentioned. Thinks the committee plans to take advantage of Knox, and expresses his distrust of Mr. Jarvis, who may have been on the committee and was involved in land speculation. Comments that the price of the land is too high, and Jarvis tried to justify it by saying that an academy would be built, and the "Great Eastern Road" would run through, that specific tract of land. Warns Knox to keep his eye on Jarvis, noting "I don't like him." Refers to Knox's appointment as a delegate to represent Massachusetts at the Society of the Cincinnati meeting scheduled to be held in Philadelphia in May.

People: Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Warren, James, 1726-1808
Adams, Samuel, 1722-1803
Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Lincoln, Benjamin, 1733-1810
Langdon, John, 1741-1819
Sullivan, John, 1740-1795

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Society of the CincinnatiLand TransactionRevolutionary War GeneralPoliticsGovernment and CivicsFederalistsFraternal OrganizationJournalismFinanceCorruption and ScandalEducationInfrastructure

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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