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Letter from John Hancock to Samuel Johnston
Hancock, John, 1737-1793
February 16, 1788
Volume 21, Page 448

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JOHN HANCOCK TO HIS EXCELLENCY RICHARD CASWELL, ESQ.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

Boston, February 16th, 1788.

Sir:

I have the honor of transmitting to your Excellency a Copy of the proceedings of the Convention of the people of this Commonwealth Lately assembled in this Town in Conformity to a Resolution of the General Court of the said Commonwealth with their assent and ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America, reported to Congress by the Convention of Delegates from the said United States, together with certain amendments & alterations recommended to be introduced into the said Constitution which we wish may meet with the Concurrence of your State.

I have the Honour to be with great Esteem & Respect,
Your Excellency’s most Obedt & very Humble Servt.,
JOHN HANCOCK.