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Unknown [Address relating to New York State Constitutional Convention]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09637 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript Date: 1801 Pagination: 4 p. ; 33 x 21.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Address relating to New York State Constitutional Convention, and the constitution written. It mentions the amendments made saying "it will at once be preceded, that the spirit which originally dictated it, & the principals in embodied, have in consonance with the public wish, & the suggestions of Experience hear Carried into mere full, & complete effect" There is also mention of an epidemic that struck New York the previous summer, presumably Yellow fever, it reads "I cannot however permit this occasion of addressing you to pass without calling your attention in the most earnest manner, to the consideration of all possible means of averting from the City of NYork a recurrence of the pestilence with which it was afflicted during the past summer" saying that if there is any legislation that can help prevent this from recurring it should be enacted.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PoliticsYellow Fever

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