725. New York Daily Adversiter, 15 February 17881

Yesterday, in consequence of the news of the ratification of the New Constitution by the State of Massachusetts, two flags were displayed on the Coffee-House, in honor of the Federal Convention and that of Massachusetts—Thirteen cannon were fired on Murray’s wharf, in honor of each of the six States who have adopted it, and the Jenny Indiaman fired a Federal Salute. The vessels in the harbor were ornamented with colors; and every demonstration of joy testified by the citizens, on account of a sixth, and FIRM, PILLAR being added to the FEDERAL FABRIC.

1. Reprinted: Connecticut Courant, 25 February; Newport Mercury, 3 March; Charleston Columbian Herald, 6 March; Georgia State Gazette, 22 March.