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Ratification of the Constitution by the states. Microform supplement: Delaware
([1978])

Prospects for ratification of the Constitution by Delaware, 26 September-11 December 1787,   pp. 28-31


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Prospects for Ratification of the Constitution by Delaware,
26 September-11 December 1787
Pennsylvania Gazette, 26 Septembers~e
We hear from Delaware and New Jersey that the federal
government has been received in each of those states with
universal satisfaction. And it is said a majority of the
citizens of New Yorkpwhere it was made public last Friday
[21 September] expressed their hearty concurrence in it.
2
Lambert Cadwalader to Edward Lloyd, New York, 23 October V
I sincerely congratulate you on the fair prospect there
is of our soon becoming happy at home and respectable
abroad under the operation of the new government which,
from everything I can learn, will very probably take place
in the course of the ensuing year....It is believed that
Pennsylvania will adopt it and of course the Delaware State.
3
James Madison to William Short, New York, 24 October\Z
The Constitution has not been yet long enough before
the public here to warrant any decided opinion concerning
its fate. The general impression seems to be favorable as
far as it is known....New Jersey will pretty certainly


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