Regarding Maryland's Ratification of the Constitution

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Date May 1, 1788
Author Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: New York
Recipient Name Jeremiah Wadsworth (primary) Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Summary Knox again mentions the cost of Hempstead, the school his son is attending. Tells of upcoming trip to Philadelphia. Believes that Maryland has adopted the Constitution; opines on the ratio of Maryland delegates for and against that measure.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Col Jeremiah Wadsworth; Henry Knox; delegates; Otho; Doctor McHenry; ;
Related Places Hartford, Connecticut; New York; Hempstead School; Philadelphia; Maryland; ;
Keywords school; Constitution; adoption of Constitution; amendments; majority; ;
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The Honble
Colo Jereh Wadsworth
[stamped: New York] Hartford
Connecticut
H Knox
Knox May 1 1788
N York 1 May 1788
My dear Sir
I have just time to acknowledge the favor of yours of the 27th ultimo, and also the receipt of the two Cows.
I wrote you on Sunday respecting the french packet, and the expense of Hampstead. I shall be very happy to render every assitance in my power.
I go tomorrow to Philadelphia and shall return in about 7 days.
Maryland have I believe adopted the Constitution.
If is said
this event took place last Saturday - & that it was to be signed on Monday. That a committee of 13 were raised for the purpose of [undecipherable] amendments - That the Majority were 61 or 63 Minority 11 - Otho Wms who is in Town is of opinion all this is true - The letter is [to Mr} Seton and from Doctor McHenry's brother
[undecipherable] L'Pratt, to be expeditions -
Yr Truly affectionate
H Knox
Colo Wadsworth