819. Henry Jackson to Henry Knox
Boston, 30 March 1788 (excerpt)1

… I refer you to the inclosed News Papers for the spirit of Electioneering—parties run high. and you will observe they cannot help attackg poor Cincin—tomorrow week is the day for the Choise. and I expect the whole of this, will be spent in Causcusing, and firing red hot shot, from every quarter—If the Fed influence could agree in either Mr. Adams or our frind Lincoln there wou’d be no dificulty. as it is certain, if the interest of both of those gentlemen were thrown into one scale, it wou’d fix one of them without a doubt—but both are resolute, and neither will give way to the other—The Antis are pleased at this, as by that means they expect to slide in their favorite, Genl. Warren.—

Governour Hancock stands firm & well. nothing but the King of terrors can remove him, he never was higher in the estimation of the people than at this moment—

The general Court are still siting, but it is expectd they will rise tomorrow—this is good & deep Policy to prevent their reaching home previous to the Election. …

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