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Hancock, John (1737-1793) to John Sullivan

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04362 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 February 1788 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 29.4 x 18.3 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04362 Author/Creator: Hancock, John (1737-1793) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 16 February 1788 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 29.4 x 18.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Transmits a copy of the proceedings of the Massachusetts ratifying convention for the Constitution. Notes that the Convention recommended amendments and alterations to the Constitution.

Background Information: Hancock was then the governor of Massachusetts. Sullivan was president of the state of New Hampshire.

Full Transcript: Boston Feby 16th, 1788. --
Sir,
I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency a Copy of the proceedings of the Convention of the people of this Commonwealth lately Assembled ...in this town in conformity to a resolution of the General Court of the said Commonwealth with their assent to, & ratification of the Constitution for the United States of America reported to Congress by the Convention of Delegates from the said United States, together with certain amendments & alterations recommended to be introduced into the said Constitution which we wish may meet the Concurrence of your State --
I have the honor to be
With great Esteem & respect
Your Excellency's
Most obedt. & very hble. Servt.
John Hancock
His Excellency
John Sullivan Esqr.
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People: Hancock, John, 1737-1793
Sullivan, John, 1740-1795

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Declaration of Independence SignerGovernment and CivicsUS ConstitutionRatificationUS Constitutional AmendmentBill of Rights

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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