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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04057
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0086] October-December 1788 
Title Edward Carrington to Henry Knox about the US Constitution in Virginia, antifederalists, politics, Indians and George Clinton as Vice President
Date 20 December 1788
Author Carrington, Edward (1749-1810)  
Recipient Carrington, Edward  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Comments on the United States Constitution in Virginia. Notes that he was banished from the house of delegates, but returned to "one of the most antifederal assemblies that could possibly have been collected from amongst the people. This body met in [Phrenzy], and [Patrick] Henry took advantage of that circumstance to push and carry measures which could not have been obtained in the latter parts of the session." Refers to William Grayson, Richard Henry Lee, the evacuation of American Indians, and the possibility of George Clinton being elected as Vice President. Discusses political matters at great length. Extremely fragile.
Subjects US Constitution  American Indian History  Revolutionary War General  Politics  Government and Civics  Federalists  Immigration and Migration  Election  Vice President  
People Carrington, Edward (1749-1810)  Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794)  Henry, Patrick (1736-1799)  Grayson, William (1736-1790)  Clinton, George (1739-1812)  
Place written Richmond, Virginia
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics; Native Americans
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information The United States Constitution was ratified by Virginia 25 June 1788.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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