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Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03715 Author/Creator: Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 November 1787 Pagination: 3 p. : address : docket ; 30.8 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: States that General Putnam is engaged in the business of the Ohio Company. Informs Knox that "Mr. King is chosen as one of the Delegates to the Convention for the town of Newbury and the other three gentlemen for that town are high Federal Men, Indeed all the Towns that have as yet chosen, have confined their choice wholly to Federal Men & those of the best abilities - thus far it looks well, indeed, more than well, I pray god it may finally be adopted in this State - if it were not, I dread the consequences that must & will follow - there is, and will be an opposition against it... & your friend in Milton Hill [James Warren] with some others are at the head of it." Comments that the general court adjourned and the members left with favorable ideas about the constitution. Details the execution of one of his former soldiers in Boston for burglary. States that Mrs. Thomas Russell died yesterday. Stamped "Boston" and marked as private.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
King, Rufus, 1755-1827
Putnam, Israel, 1718-1790

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionRevolutionary War GeneralLand TransactionFrontiers and ExplorationWestward ExpansionGovernment and CivicsPoliticsFederalistsElectionRatificationDeath PenaltyCriminals and OutlawsDeathMilitary History

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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