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King, Rufus (1755-1827) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03563 Author/Creator: King, Rufus (1755-1827) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 June 1787 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 22.8 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the Constitutional Convention. Relates that Daniel Jenifer, Daniel Carroll, and James Mercer are expected to arrive in a few days to represent Maryland. Writes, "Eleven states are represented, but we proceed slowly - I am unable to form any precise opinion of the Result - Nothing however very important has turned up and issued unfavorably ... " "Free" stamped on address leaf with no signature.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: [draft]
Philadelphia 3 June 87
Dr. Genl.
Mr. Jennifer has arrived from Maryland. Mr. Danl. Carrol, and Mr. Mercer, who was formerly in Congress from Virginia, are in the Maryland Deputation and ...are expected in a few days - Eleven states are represented, but we proceed slowly - I am unable to form any precise Opinion of the Result - nothing however very important has turned up and issued unfavorably -- Mrs. King & myself shall expect you & Mrs. Knox in about six or Eight Days - the weather has been, and continues, very cold for the season; we have now a Fire in our Chamber and find it extreme by pleasant -
Farewel[l]
R King
Genl. Knox
[address leaf]
Genl. Knox -
New York
[docket]
Mr R King
3 June 1787
[free frank stamp on address leaf]
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
King, Rufus, 1755-1827
Carroll, Daniel, 1730-1796
Jenifer, Daniel of St. Thomas, 1723-1790
Mercer, James, 1736-1793

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionUS Constitutional ConventionGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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