788. Henry Jackson to Henry Knox
Boston, 2 March 1788 (excerpt)1

my dear Harry

The post arrived & not a line from you. how is this—this is the only half-sheet of paper I have and it being Sunday cannot purchase any—the Legislature of this State meet in Wednesday last. see his Excellencies speech to them. it is highly approved off, all is quiet & every body satisfied with respect to the adoption of the Federal constitution

On Wednesday Eveng. last his little Honor the Lt. Governour depart’d this life. in exchange I hope for a better—and tomorrow he is to be buried in high splendour see yesterdays paper—many are talkd off to fill his place—Mr. Gorham—General Lincoln—General Warren—Mr. Gerry—& some others are talked off. …

1. RC, GLC 2437, The Henry Knox Papers. The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.