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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04576 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 4 April 1790 Pagination: 4 p. : docket ; 24.4 x 19.5 cm.

Discusses a mutual friend's financial troubles and the need for every exertion to be made on his behalf. Mentions a general meeting of delegates that may be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Asks Knox to inform him if he believes the business at the meeting will not be attended to. Describes the dissatisfaction many former officers are feeling as they still have not received any pay for their services to the government. There is a meeting being held regarding their situation and he has been asked to join it. Notes he feels the officers complaints are just but the timing is wrong. Mentions, according to the Constitution, that tomorrow is the first day for electing the governor and senators. Discusses the candidates running for office. Says the House of Representative will be discussing a bill regarding the South Western frontiers on Thursday. Notes the President's (George Washington) signature is still needed on the Bill.

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