887. Henry Van Schaack to Peter Van Schaack
Pittsfield, 21 June 1788 (excerpt)1

… How goes on your Convention?—We are federal more than 3 to 1 now to what we were last winter. Indeed federelism has gained so amazingly that the Constitution is not even opposed in private conversation. The Tender Law is done and all goes on smooth and Easy—Every part of our Government perfectly calm and a general wish prevailing to promote the public good. …

1. RC, Peter Van Schaack Scrapbook, Newberry Library, Chicago.