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Constitution Pennsylvania gazette. [No. 2953 (January 3, 1787) - no. 3042 (September 17, 1788)] [with gap]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00259.02 Author/Creator: Constitution Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Newspaper Date: 3 January 1787 to 17 September 1788 Pagination: 1 v. ; 52 x 26.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Bound volume. Nos. 2953 1787/01/03 - 3042 1788/09/17 (lacking 3003) with supplement for 3032. Signature of Edanus Burke, Esq. on front pastedown. Printed by Hall and Sellers. Printing the Constitution in no. 2990. The Pennsylvania Gazette was an anti-Federalist newspaper. Contents: Northwest Ordinance no. 2983, Constitution printed as "Plan of the New Federal Government" no. 2990 (probably based upon the printing in the Pennsylvania Packet, GLC 6688), Congressional Resolve receiving the Convention's report no. 2992, Connecticut Convention no. 3008, Massachusetts Convention nos. 3010-3012, Rhode Island ratification no. 3020, Virginia and New York ratification no. 3021 [sic?], Virginia Resolves no. 3033, Congressional resolution for electing a president no. 3042. 12 and 26 December 1787 contain fugitive slave ads. Reprints of the Federalist Papers include: nos. 2-3 (2998), 4 (3000), 5-6 (3001), 7 (3002), [lack 8], 9 (3004), 10 (3005), 11 (3007), 12 (3008), 13 (3009), 14 (3011), 15 (3012), 16 (3013), 17 (3014), 18 (3015) and 19 (3016). Missing issue number 3003.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: ElectionUS ConstitutionFederalistsNorthwest TerritoryWestward ExpansionUS Constitutional ConventionRatificationPresidentPoliticsSlaveryRunaway SlaveLawGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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