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title:“John Stevens, Sr. to Samuel W. Stockton”
authors:John Stevens, Sr.
date written:1788-2-11

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Stevens, John, Sr. "Letter to Samuel W. Stockton." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 3. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1978. 191. Print.
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New Jersey Historical Society

John Stevens, Sr. to Samuel W. Stockton (February 11, 1788)

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As soon as I heard there was a sufficient number of members met to make a Congress, I proceeded to New York, and on Friday the 1st instant I delivered to the President in Congress assembled the New Jersey Ratification of the proposed Constitution for the United States; and I have the pleasure to inform you that, in conversation with the President at the Chancellor's, he said he had no instructions to make me any answer to what I said to him on delivering the Ratification, but that he thought it the most ample of any that had been delivered to Congress and, inparticular, the Convention reciting the powers by which they were convened. I was exactly in time as the 1st of February was set down for taking up and 'entering the several ratifications, and I delivered ours before they began that business.

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