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Olney Discusses Rejection of Constitution in Rhode Island

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CollectionPierpont Morgan Library: Henry Knox Papers view image
CollectionRhode Island Historical Society: Jeremiah Olney Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date November 5, 1788
Author Name Jeremiah Olney (primary) Location: Providence
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary) Location: New York
Summary Letter, discusses rejection of Constitution in Rhode Island.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Jeremiah Olney; Colonel John Gardner; W. Hazzard; Captain Brown; Major Allen; ;
Related Places New York; Providence; Rhode Island; ;
Keywords propriety of having delegates; the Minority; House; session; power & influence; consolation; few Antis in Congress; Honorable Body; Convention for considering the New System in a Constitutional way; Reason & Argument avail nothing; opposes to order & good Government; all the mischief here in his power; Seat in Congress; full freight; implacable if potent enemy to the New System of the Leading Character in all the vile politicking carrying on in the devoted state; motion for distributing copies of the Circular letter from the New York Convention; Musket cartridges which remain yet to be accounted for; Arms shall be shipped; orders; this state have again refused to appoint a Convention for considering the New Constitution in the legal mode; negated by a majority; ;
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