674. Nathaniel W. Appleton to Edward A. Holyoke
Boston, 8 February 1788 (excerpt)1

It is a great while since I had the pleasure of hearing from you—I congratulat you upon the agreable prospect we now have of establishing an efficient Government; it is very generally imagined here that as our State have adopted it, all the others will & that instead of nine we shall have 13 by next August. …

1. RC, Holyoke Papers, Essex Peabody Museum, Salem.