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Gorham, Nathaniel (1738-1796) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.03681 Author/Creator: Gorham, Nathaniel (1738-1796) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 October 1787 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 25.5 x 17.4 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses the Massachusetts legislature setting a date to meet and decide whether or not to ratify the Constitution. Mentions changing the date from "the 12 of December to the second Wednesday of January - the numbers present 161 - voted for the question 129 - Killam of Newbury port was very troublesome but he was so nice & so much upon the hair splitting plan that no body knows exactly what he would be at - write me what you hear respecting the business from the Southward -" Stamped "Boston." Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

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

Full Transcript: [draft]
Boston Oct 25 1787
Dr Sir
The House yesterday concurred with the Senate in the Convention business - only altering the time of meeting from the 12th. of December to the ...second Wednesday of January - the numbers present 161 - voted for the question 129 - Killiam of Newbury Port was very troublesome but he was so nice & so much upon the hair spliting plan that no body knew exactly what he would be at - write me what you hear respecting the business from the Southward - & believe me
to be Yours sincerly
N Gorham
Genl Knox

[address leaf]
Hon Henry Knox Esqr
Secretary at War
New York

[docket]
N Gorham Esqr
25 Octr 1787
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People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Gorham, Nathaniel, 1738-1796
Killam, fl. 1787

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionRatificationGovernment and CivicsRevolutionary War GeneralPolitics

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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