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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|The Henry Knox Papers  April-June 1788
|Henry Jackson to Henry Knox reporting on New Hampshire's ratification of the Constitution
|22 June 1788
|Jackson, Henry (1747-1809)
|Correspondence; Government document
|Reports New Hampshire's ratification of the Constitution. Writes, "a few hours since an express arrived from the Town of Concord in the State of New Hamshire [sic] where the Convention of that State met for the consideration of the proposed General Government, & brings the most important information that yesterday noon they ratified the Constitution by a majority of 11- that is to say- 57 yeas- & 46 nays. I am this moment from his Excellency the Gover [John Hancock] who shew me [his] Letter he recd - from General [John] Sullivan on that subject they have proposed nearly the same amendments we have in this State." Marked "private" on the address leaf.
|US Constitution Revolutionary War General Ratification Government and Civics Politics Federalists US Constitutional Amendment
|Jackson, Henry (1747-1809) Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Sullivan, John (1740-1795)
|Creating a New Government; Government & Politics
|The Henry Knox Papers
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859