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Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03736 Author/Creator: Wadsworth, Jeremiah (1743-1804) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 December 1787 Pagination: 2 p. ; 32.3 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Is happy to hear that Pennsylvania adopted the Constitution. Mentions the debates over the Constitution in Connecticut. Hopes to set out soon for New York "as soon as that business is over" and possibly attend Congress. Mentions that "Old Pluckemin" [a dog] has died. In a postscript, writes, "If Publius comes out in a pamphlet I would want to have a number" (likely a reference to the Federalist Papers). States that everything written about the constitution in New York is "forwarded under cover to our Wrong Heads - & every under hand manner taken to prevent our adopting it..." Recipient inferred based on content.

People: Wadsworth, Jeremiah, 1743-1804

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionGovernment and CivicsPoliticsFederalistsRatificationContinental CongressCongressPetitionPrintingJournalismRevolutionary War General

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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