Letter to George Mason

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Emmet, Thomas Addis (1828-1919) (Collector)
Mason, George (Recipient)
Yates, Robert (Creator)

Thomas Addis Emmet collection, 1483-1876, bulk (1700-1800)

Series XVI. The Federal Convention

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1483 - 1876
Date Created: 1788-06-21
Place Term: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Citation/reference: EM9433-9588
Physical Description
Note: A. L. S. 2 pp. 4o
Extent: 2 p.
Mason's letter to John Lamb, chairman of the federal republican committee in that city, has been transmitted to some members of the Convention; they think well of Mason's proposed amendments, and have appointed a committee, of which Yates is chairman, to correspond further on this subject; they have agreed to discuss the Constitution in committee of the whole, without putting a question on any part, but suggesting the amendments or explanations that they think necessary; they have a majority of two to one against the Constitution, and there is no fear that a change can be effected in their sentiments; they are determined not to adopt it without previous amendments.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b11868616
NYPL MSS: 278763
NYPL Other: EM. 9528
UUID: 539ad7d0-0028-0130-1eec-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1788: Created
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to George Mason" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1788. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/904e67bc-38f8-bafa-e040-e00a18066b0b

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Letter to George Mason" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 1, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/904e67bc-38f8-bafa-e040-e00a18066b0b

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1788). Letter to George Mason Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/904e67bc-38f8-bafa-e040-e00a18066b0b

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Letter to George Mason