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Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Delaware. Microform supplement
[3A] ([1978])

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


Page 29

accede. Pennsylvania is divided. The advocates of the
Constitution at present are certainly the more numerous
party. Delaware will fall in of course.
4
William Grayson to William Short, New York, 10 November,
In Delaware and Maryland I hear of little or no opposition
[to the Constitution]; though, in the latter, some was
expected from [Samuel] Chase and [William] Paca.
5
Samuel Powel to George Washington, Philadelphia, 13 November\-
All the Eastern States, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware
are esteemed to be decided for it [i.e., the Constitution].
Henry Knox to Nathan Dane, New York, 21 NovemberN$'
The new Constitution, the new Constitution is the general
cry. The three Southern states will probably take it as it
stands. Virginia will be strenuously for amendments and
alterations. Maryland's intention unexplained as yet.
Delaware for it, excepting Doctor [ Sn] Tilton who was not
in the [Constitutional] Convention and therefore is mainly
against it,


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