George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Rufus King, 6 February 1788

From Rufus King

Boston 6 Feb. 1788


Our convention this day ratified the constitution 187 affirmatives 168 negatives the majority although small are very respectable, and the minority in addition to great Temper & moderation, publickly declare that the Discussion has been fair & candid, and that the majority having decided in favor of the constitution, they will devote their Lives & Fortunes to support the Government—with perfect respect I have the Honor to be Sir your obt Hble Servt

Rufus King


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