711. Robert Livingston to James Duane
Livingston Manor, N.Y., 13 February 1788 (excerpt)1

Dear Son

… We had accts. two days ago that Machasutt’s had agreed to the Convention [i.e., Constitution] only by 19 votes but whether this can be depended on know not; but I take it for granted by report that they will, & Congratulate you & all real frinds of america on it as this will bring wavering States if any to Close, & joyn in it. …

1. RC, GLC 7109. The Gilder Lehrman Collection, on deposit at the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York.