885. Thomas Fitch Oliver to Benjamin Lynde Oliver
Marblehead, 17 June 1788 (excerpt)1

… how go on politicks with you? is the new Constitution like to be adopted or how will it be in your country? it appears by our papers that tho they hope Virginia will adopt it, yet that she will is uncertain—8 states have adopted New York & N. Hamshire Conventions are in session Rhode Island hath rejected it, but I suppose it must go down—we have this year got a very good General Court they are much united & every thing goes on smoothly. …

1. RC, Oliver Family Papers, MHi.