Knox, Henry (1750-1806) to Robert R. Livingston
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Later copy. A note at the top of page one states, "Recd from Mr. Bancroft Feb 1857." Knox reports, "The new constitution was adopted in Massachusetts on the 6th instant by a majority of 19. The whole present 355- 187 for it- 168 against it. The minority behave with magnanimity on the occasion declaring they will support it with their lives and fortunes- The Boston people have lost their senses with joy."
In 1788, Livingston served as part of the New York convention for ratification of the United States Constitution.
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