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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03779
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0083] January-March 1788 
Title Comfort Sands to Henry Knox about ratification of the constitution in New York
Date 3 February 1788
Author Sands, Comfort (1748-1834)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Sands reports that he has just returned from the New York Legislature, and that Mr. [Egbert] Benson has asked him to relay that both branches agreed to hold a convention to decide on ratification of the United States Constitution. The convention is scheduled to meet at Poughkeepsie in June. Benson asks Knox to inform Boston.
Subjects US Constitution  Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  Ratification  Politics  Federalists  
People Sands, Comfort (1748-1834)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Sands was a New York merchant and contractor during the American Revolution. He was a member of the New York State Assembly from New York County 1784-1785 and 1787-1789.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859