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Ratification of the Constitution by the states. Microform supplement: Pennsylvania
([1976])

[Documents 1-100, 27 December 1786-4 October 1787],   pp. 1-539


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Independent Gazetteer, 27 December 1786
A correspondent observes that every true patriot must be
pleased with the very respectable Delegation appointed by the
state of Virginia, to meet in convention, for federal purposes,
in this city in May next. The names of WASHINGTON, WYTHE, and
RANDOLPH, will forever be held in the highest veneration by
every lover of American Liberty.
It is to be hoped, continues our correspondent, that the
Assembly of Pennsylvania, will appoint some of her first
political characters to meet those illustrious Statesmen, and
friends to their country, before the present session expires.
The following gentlemen, respectable for their age, abilities,
integrity and experience, have been talked of, as suitable
persons to meet   General Washington and his associates, viz.
His Excellency Doctor Franklin, Thomas Mifflin, Robert Morris,
James Wilson, George Clymer, Thomas Fitzsimons, and John Arm-
strong, Junior, Esquires. A Convention composed of such and
similar characters, will undoubtedly be able to remove the
defects of the confederation, produce a vigorous and energetic
continental government, which will crush and destroy faction,
subdue insurrections, revive public and private credit, dis-
appoint our transatlantic enemies and their lurking Emissaries
among us, and finally (to use an Indian Phrase) endure "while
the sun shines, and the rivers flow."


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