708. Joseph Crocker to George Thatcher
Boston, 13 February 1788 (excerpt)1

I most sincerely congratulate you on the adoption & ratification of the new Constitution in this State, & trust, you will join me in most cordial Thanks to those of our political Fathers who have exerted them selves to the utmost in behalf of those who wish for Righteousness to be establisch by Law, & that we may no longer remain a derision among the Nations of the Earth. …

1. RC, Chamberlain Collection, Thatcher Papers, MB.