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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-B. Public and private commentaries on the Constitution, 25 July 1788-23 February 1789,   pp. 2426-2498


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VII-B. GENERAL COMMENTARIES, 31 JULY-4 AUGUST 1788
STARS of the Western World-the PILLARS of the glorious Fabrick,
rising from the Anarchial gulph to the zenith of political glory and
fame-how bless'd our hopes! how great our joys!
0 Gratitude! Gratitude! Ne'er cease to cling, to fix, to fasten on our
hearts! -Americans! the God of your fathers has fought your battles,
discomfited your enemies, established your freedom, given you a gov-
ernment, firm and coercive-and SOON will he work a greater work-
he will make you REALLY independent! 0 Columbians, be GRATEFUL!
NARRATION.
Wednesday [30 July] information was received of the adoption of the
Constitution by the Convention of New York, and yesterday, in conse-
quence of this pleasing intelligence, the bells in the town were set a
ringing, and a discharge of thirteen cannon from Castle William was
given.
The following Extract was brought by the gentleman who arrived with
an account of the accession of Newyork to the new confederacy.-
Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Providence to his friend in this town,
dated on Tuesday last.
It is with infinite pleasure I inform you, that the State of New-York
makes the Eleventh Pillar of the Union, as you will see by the following
extract of a letter just received from my correspondents there.
"Dear Sir,                    NEW-YORI July 27, 1788.
"Knowing you to be a true federalist, permit us to communicate to
you with consummate satisfaction, the pleasing advice of the ADOP-
TION of the NEW CONSTITUTION in our CONVENTION, by a Majority
of FIVE-this event happened the 25th instant, at 2 o'clock, P. M.-
and what makes our sensations more exquisitely alive with joy, is, that
it passed unconditionally."
The arrival of the Mail last evening from Newyork has fully con-
firmed the above interesting intelligence. We regret our not receiving
any papers later than Friday last. The Newyork Morning Post, of Mon-
day [28 July],3 it is said, was brought on as far as Worcester, where it
was left. This paper contained an account of the ratification in form;
but, unfortunately for us, our wishes to gratify the publick with the
perusal of it, to day, could not be obtained. However, several letters
were received, from one of which we have been favoured with the fol-
lowing Extract, dated,
New-York, July 28, 1788.
"Dear Sir,
"I have the pleasure to announce to you the accession of Newyork-
30 to 25-after a very tedious investigation of the federal system.-
The time and place for the new government to operate, will to-morrow
be agitated (in Congress.) -Newyork is very anxious to keep this the
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