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Wayne, Anthony to James Wilson re: Wilson's role in ratifying Constitution, appointment

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04865 Author/Creator: Wayne, Anthony Place Written: Richmond, Ga Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1789/05/20 Pagination: 3 p. 22.5 x 18.4 cm

Summary of Content: Wayne congratulates Wilson on the adoption of the Federal Constitution: "permit me to add that it was to a display of the perfect knowledge you entertained, & the plain elucidation you gave of the components of the System, which caused it to be approved by the [Ratification] Convention of Penna being the first that met...." Also congratulates Wilson on being appointed to the Chief Justiceship of the US (sic), and seeks a judicial appointment for himself.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: US ConstitutionRatificationGovernment and CivicsFederalistsOffice SeekerJudiciarySupreme Court

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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