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

Pennsylvania packet, 13 June 1788,   p. 352


Page 352

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5PennsylvaniaPacket, 13 June 178Av
The present is a period of momentous concern.--To be a
united nation of importance, or petty anarchies, is now the
question. The inefficacy of our present government is fully
proved by the encroachments of our commerce, the decline of
national honour, and the confusion pervading every state.
Thus matured in knowledge by painful experience, we are
called upon to adopt a system, produced and organized by the
deliberations of men, whose virtues and abilities will be
an immortal honor to America. Should any state reject this
salutary system, unbiassed posterity will consign its name
to eternal infamy.
1, The Packet probably reprinted this item from the no
longer extant Delaware Gazette of 14 May,


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