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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Leffler, Richard; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Hogan, Margaret A.; Reid, Jonathan M. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: New York (5)
23 (2009)

VII-A. Celebrations of New York ratification, 26 July-15 August 1788,   pp. 2381-2426

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Portsmouth, N.H.
1 August 1788
New Hampshire Spy, 2 August 1788
(By the arrival of the mail last evening we received the pleasing in-
telligence of the unconditional ratification of the New-Constitution by
the state of New York, by which the ELEVENTH PILLAR of the Grand
Federal Edifice is happily erected. Upon the intelligence being commu-
nicated, a number of respectable characters testified their joy by three
hearty cheers; the bells in the town were set a ringing, & mutual con-
gratulations took place. On our part, we sincerely felicitate our readers
upon the happy event, and are happy in being the first to announce it
to the citizens of New Hampshire.)
Providence, R.I.
29 July 1788
Providence Gazette, 2 August 17881
It is with real Pleasure we announce to the Public, that on Friday,
the 25th ult. the Convention of the State of New-York ratified the Fed-
eral Constitution, by a Majority of five-which, as there were but 65
Members in that Convention, may be considered as a larger Majority
than that of Massachusetts.-This pleasing and really important Intel-
ligence was received from New-York by Capt. Godfrey, in the Lady
Greene Packet, on Tuesday Morning last-all the Bells were immedi-
ately rung,-and the Standard which belonged to the late Rhode-Island
Regiment, commanded by Col. Jeremiah Olney, was displayed on Fed-
eral Hill.-The public Exhibition of the Standard-" which had been
often displayed with Glory and Bravery in the Face of very powerful Enemies,
and is carefully preserved to commemorate the Atchievements of a brave Corps,"
did not fail of bringing to Mind many memorable Scenes of the late
War, as well as the present degraded Estimation of this State in the
public Mind, compared with that which she held at the Close of it.-
Weybosset-Bridge, commonly called the Great-Bridge, on this happy
Occasion put on a most brilliant and federal Appearance, highly pleas-
ing to the true Friends of their Country.-On the South Side of the
Bridge were erected Standards bearing large Flags, with the Constel-
lations and Stripes of Union, representing the Eleven adopting States,
placed in the same Order as they successively ratified the Constitution,
beginning with Delaware, and ending with New-York-on each Stan-
dard a Label was affixed, specifying the Name of the State thereby

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