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John Hancock on the Shays' Rebellion... Notes from the Constitutional Convention...



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June 28, 1787

UNITED STATES CHRONICLE, Providence, Rhode Island, June 28, 1787  

* Daniel Shay's Rebellion
* John Hancock proclamation
* Constitutional Convention


This title has one of our favorite mastheads, which includes two engravings: one the arms for Rhode Island, and the other the arms of the United States, making this a very displayable issue.
Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" which concerns: "...an intention not only to adopt every vigorous and efficacious method necessary to suppress the present traitorous opposition to the laws and to restore peace and harmony to the Commonwealth...". This is about the Shays' Rebellion, with mention of Daniel Shays and his cohorts in the Proclamation. The Proclamation is signed in type: John Hancock.
This is followed by a message to the Mass. legislature concerning the Shays Rebellion as well, also signed in type: John Hancock.
Page 3 has a report headed "Philadelphia" which refers to the ongoing Constitutional Convention in that city, beginning: "Though the particular arguments, debates, and decisions that take place in the federal Convention are considered as a matter of secrecy, we understand, in general, that there exists a very great diversity of opinion amongst the members and that there has been already a wonderful display of wisdom, eloquence, and patriotism..." with more. A nice article on the meeting which just began May 14.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's