705. Pierpont Edwards to Philip Burr Bradley
Danbury, Conn., 12 February 1788 (excerpt)1

I have the Pleasure to inform you that on Tuesday of last Week the federal new Constitution was adopted by the Convention of Massachusetts by a Majority of fifteen—This News came to Litchfield on Saturday Evening; Isaac Hilliard, came from that Place yesterday Morning—Mr Abrm Baldwin arrived at Greenfield on Sunday Evening, says it was unanimously adopted in Georgia, and that South Carolina meets in May and will adopt it unanimously—That there remains no doubt that Maryland, who meet in April will adopt it by a very great Majority—North Carolina is doubtful—In Virginia the opposition is Dying fast. …

1. RC, Miscellany, Beinecke Library, CtY.