Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware. Microform supplement
Pennsylvania gazette, 27 February 1788, p. 342
342 41 Pennsylvania Gazette, 27 February 1788 Extract of a letter from a qentleman in Wilminrton, _tohis friend in this city, dated February 19, 1788. "Be pleased to accept many thanks for thy very obliging letter of the 17th, and my hearty congratulations on the Ratification of the Foederal Constitution by the state of Massachusetts. It is indeed an event that promises most happy consequences----that America will now enjoy peace, liberty and safety----be united at home, and respectable abroad. My hopes are enlivened. I look upon my children with an encreased satisfaction, because their lot in life seems to me to be rendered more favourable by the prospect of public felicity. "May the gracious Providence, that has preserved us through so many dangers, difficulties and distresses, lead us into an establishment and conduct of beneficial influence to our fellow creatures in the other parts of the world." 1. This item was reprinted ten times from New Hampshire to Virginia by 26 March.
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