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Clinton, George (1739-1812) to Samuel Huntington

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04767 Author/Creator: Clinton, George (1739-1812) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 May 1789 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 23.5 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: The governor of New York sends to the governor of Connecticut the New York legislature's proposed amendments to the Constitution (not included). Asks that this draft of the Bill of Rights be circulated in the Connecticut legislature.

Background Information:

People: Clinton, George, 1739-1812
Huntington, Samuel, 1731-1796

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Government and CivicsUS ConstitutionUS Constitutional AmendmentBill of RightsRatificationVice President

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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