Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04138 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 March 1789 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 30.7 x 18.7 cm.
Writes that he received Knox's last letter: "I rejoice with you & your family in the prospect of your being so soon well & a perfect cure effected." After reading his letter, showed it to Ben [Hichborn], who declared he has written to Knox about their business. Writes, "On Wednesday morning the Bells in this Town were set a Ringing in Honor of the Day - the Birth Day of the New Government, and a [general] joy ran through the whole of the inhabitants of this City - I believe there is not a more Federal Spot in Union. - We are momently expecting an Express from New York, announcing the Election of John Adams, Esq. VP this will being very pleasing to him & perfectly gratifying to all the people in this quarter." Discusses celebrations surrounding Adams's election. Mentions the activities of their friends, and declares that Governor [John] Hancock is still unwell. Adds that the Supreme Court continues to sit, which is preventing Hichborn from leaving town with Jackson to visit Knox in New York. Does not think that he will be able to be with Knox when General [George] Washington arrives in New York, as he had hoped. He and their friends send their love to Knox and his wife. Docketed by Knox.
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