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Adams, Daniel, Jr. (1720-1795) to Daniel Adams

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00799 Author/Creator: Adams, Daniel, Jr. (1720-1795) Place Written: Townshend, Massachusetts Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 31 December 1787 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes to his father about opposing the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Daniel Adams, Jr. was town clerk and his father was a delegate at the state convention.

People: Adams, Daniel, Jr., 1720-1795.

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: US Constitution, Ratification, Law, Government and Civics, Bill of Rights, Religion

Sub Era: Creating a New Government