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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03910 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 June 1788 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 24.7 x 20.4 cm. Order a Copy

Reports New Hampshire's ratification of the Constitution. Writes, "a few hours since an express arrived from the Town of Concord in the State of New Hamshire [sic] where the Convention of that State met for the consideration of the proposed General Government, & brings the most important information that yesterday noon they ratified the Constitution by a majority of 11- that is to say- 57 yeas- & 46 nays. I am this moment from his Excellency the Gover [John Hancock] who shew me [his] Letter he recd - from General [John] Sullivan on that subject they have proposed nearly the same amendments we have in this State." Marked "private" on the address leaf.

Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Sullivan, John, 1740-1795

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