Gorham, Nathaniel (1738-1796) to Henry Knox
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03727
Author/Creator: Gorham, Nathaniel (1738-1796)
Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts
Type: Autograph letter signed
Date: 16 December 1787
Pagination: 1 p. ; 30.5 x 18.3 cm.
Summary of Content: Writes that he is ”very anxious to hear from Delaware Pensylvania [sic] & Jersey,” in reference to whether those states ratified the constitution. Describes the situation in Massachusetts, ”The prospects rather brightens here. There is one hundred good Men chosen in this neighborhood & the other parts of the Sea Coast - a great number of Towns choose tomorrow among which are such a number of good ones that I think we may count on 50 members of the right sort. That added to the former with the few good ones that will come from the three Western Counties - I think will secure the Point - you must impress upon Mr. King the absolute necessity of his being here at the time - ” Ends by stating, ”it is uncertain whether Mr [Elbridge] Gerry will be chosen tomorrow or not.” Noted as written in Charles Town, which is now a part of Boston, Massachusetts., , Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815
Keywords/Subjects: US Constitution;, Ratification;, Government and Civics;, Politics;, Revolutionary War General;, Election;
Sub Era: Creating a New Government
Background: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
LOC Search Terms: Constitution--United States., United States. Constitution., United States. Constitution--Signers.Order Image