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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.04621
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0095] April-June 1790 
Title Henry Sherburne to Henry Knox about the ratification of the Constitution
Date 31 May 1790
Author Sherburne, Henry (1741-1825)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Sends Knox a copy of the "Ratification of the Constitution of the United States, by the Convention of this State on the 29th Inst. by a Majority of Two Votes." Copy not included. He goes on to say "this Important Business being now happily accomplished (tho not without the greatest difficulty) I hope this State will do every thing in her power to answer the most Sanguine wishes of the Friends to the Government." Again, asks for Knox's help in obtaining the position of "Office of Collector for the Newport District ..."
Subjects US Constitution  Revolutionary War General  Government and Civics  Ratification  Federalists  Office Seeker  Commerce  Taxes or Taxation  Finance  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Sherburne, Henry (1741-1825)  
Place written Newport, Rhode Island
Theme Creating a New Government
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859