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Nicholson, James View of the Proposed Constitution of the United States [damaged p. 1]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05665 Author/Creator: Nicholson, James Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Pamphlet Date: 1787 Pagination: 32 p. 21 x 13.1 cm

Summary of Content: Published by R. Aitken and Son. Stab-stitched into a slightly later paper cover.

Background Information:


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PoliticsFederalistsGovernment and CivicsUS ConstitutionRatification

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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