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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03766
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0083] January-March 1788 
Title Henry Knox to Egbert Benson about ratification of the constitution in Massachusetts
Date 20 January 1788
Author Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence; Government document
Content Description Knox reports on the proceedings of the Massachusetts Constitutional ratification convention. Notes that there are "150 decidedly for the constitution, about 120 decidedly against it- and about 50 or 60 who appear to determine to hear all that can be said on both sides and then vote as they shall think right, Mr S Adams is in this class.- on the whole it is highly probable that the Constitution will be adopted." Expects the decision to be made about the Constitution in less than a fortnight. Location inferred.
Subjects US Constitution  Ratification  Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  Politics  Federalists  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Benson, Egbert (1746-1833)  Adams, Samuel (1722-1803)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Creating a New Government; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Additional Information Benson was a member of the Continental Congress in 1784, 1787 and 1788, and a member of the New York State constitutional convention in 1788 that ratified the Federal Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859