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Monroe, James (1758-1831) Ratification of the Constitution

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07979 Author/Creator: Monroe, James (1758-1831) Place Written: Richmond Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1787/10/04 Pagination: 2 p. 19.7 cm x 15.9 cm

Summary of Content: Ratification of the Constitution:" Opposition no doubt will be made to it in this stage ... even if well founded, [it] will in my opinion be improper."

People: Monroe, James, 1758-1831

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PresidentGovernment and CivicsUS ConstitutionRatification

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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