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title:“Timothy Pickering to John Gardner”
authors:Timothy Pickering
date written:1787-12-11

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Pickering, Timothy. "Letter to John Gardner." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 2. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1976. 586. Print.

Timothy Pickering to John Gardner (December 11, 1787)

I am here the member from Luzerne in the state Convention assembled to ratify the new Constitution for the United States. The question will probably be taken tomorrow, and by a very great majority the Constitution will be adopted. Delaware State made short work. Their Convention assembled on a Monday, and on the following Thursday (last week) unanimously adopted it. We have a number of opposers; but they evidently oppose from interested and from party views. They are all Constitutionalists; and some of their party are continually publishing the most abominable lies and perverse misrepresentations to deceive the people, and raise a clamor among them against it. But all their wicked efforts will be fruitless.

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