Front Page Titles (by Subject) VI.: William Jackson to George Washington. 1 - The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, vol. 3
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VI.: William Jackson to George Washington. 1 - Max Farrand, The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, vol. 3 
The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, ed. Max Farrand (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911). Vol. 3.
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William Jackson to George Washington.1
W. Jackson to His Excellency General Washington Mount-Vernon
Flattered by the opinions of some of my friends, who have expressed a wish that I would offer myself a Candidate for the Office of Secretary to the fœderal Covention — I presume to communicate to you my intention — and to request (so far as you shall deem it consonant with the more important interests of the Public) your influence in procuring me the honor of that appointment.
To say more on this subject would be to offend against that generous friendship, which I am persuaded, if held compatible with the service of our Country, will prompt an active goodness in my favor.
[Endorsed:] From W. Jackson Esqr recd. 24th. Aprl 1787
[1 ]Documentary History of the Constitution IV, 121-122.