710. Henry Knox to Robert R. Livingston
New York, 13 February 17881

The new constitution was adopted in Massachusetts on the 6th instant by a majority of 19. The whole number present 355—187 for it—168 against it—

The minority behave with magnanimity on the occasion declaring they will support it with their lives and fortunes—The Boston people have lost their senses with joy.

1. RC, Robert R. Livingston Papers, NHi.