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Russell, Benjamin (1761-1845) The Massachusetts centinel. [Vol. XI, no. 47 (August 26, 1789)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03129 Author/Creator: Russell, Benjamin (1761-1845) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Newspaper Date: 26 August 1789 Pagination: 4 p. ; 37.5 x 24 cm.

Summary of Content: Gives detailed report of recent debates in House of Representatives (August 14 and 15) regarding seventeen proposed amendments to the Constitution (a Bill of Rights). Also includes international news, letters from readers, ship news, advertisements, and other miscellaneous news items.

Background Information:

People: Russell, Benjamin, 1761-1845

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: LawUS ConstitutionUS Constitutional AmendmentCongressGovernment and CivicsBill of Rights

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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