833. Henry Jackson to Henry Knox
Boston, 13 April 1788 (excerpt)1

… I hope the Lord will turn the hearts of the Antis in New York that they may see the necessity of addopting the proposed constitution some of our Feds are doubtfull whether nine States will Ratify it. and then all that has been done will be lost. If this should be the case, I think we had [– – –] never attempted an alteration. as the Antis & Insurgents will feel a consequence & an influence arrising from it that will throw the Government into the greatest disorder—

The inclosed News papers will inform you in some degree the state of the Electioneerg the last week—Mr. Hancock will be certainly choosen—it is the General opinion that our good frind Genl. Lincoln will be choosen by the People—had this Town been unanimous for him it wou’d have put it out of all doubt—

The Senators choosen in the several Counties in this vicinity are good & highly Federal. this is a favorable & pleasing circumstance & if there is no choise by the people our frind will stand a good chance. …

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