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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04438 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 December 1789 Pagination: 5 p. : docket ; 24.2 x 18.4 cm.

Discusses a proposal that they had put together and writes in detail about showing it to [James] Bowdoin, John Pitts, and [Sylvanus] Bourne. Declares, "I think we have but little hopes of success - " Comments on other business transactions. Gives news of the adoption of the Constitution by North Carolina: "By a vessell in five days from North Carolina we have the pleasing intelligence that that State has adopted the Federal Government by a majority of 118... yesterday all the Bells in town were put in motion on this joyous event." Encloses a newspaper from 12 December (not included). Relates that he previously sent Knox fish with directions for [casking] it, but forgot to tell him. Thinks Lucy Knox and Catharine Greene probably had a good laugh because of his absentmindedness. Asks Knox to refer his daughter, Lucy, to an article written by "Celadon" in the newspapers he encloses.

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