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Rhode Island An Act relative to a convention ratifying the Constitution

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03609 Author/Creator: Rhode Island Place Written: Providence Type: Broadside Date: September 1789 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 35 x 22 cm

Summary of Content: John Carter imprint.

Background Information:


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Government and CivicsLawUS ConstitutionRatification

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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