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    The Pennsylvania Mercury: Adoption of the Constitution by Virginia and New Hampshire. July 8, 1788, 4pp., edge wear, separated at spine with reinforcement, reinforcement at edge, fragile. A very rare newspaper. This issue contains much news coverage of the adoption of the new US Constitution by 2 more states, Virginia and New Hampshire, thus making a total of ten states having ratified the new US Constitution at this date. This also contains news coverage of the New York State Convention meeting to debate their ratification of the Constitution, with ALEXANDER HAMILTON arguing vehemently in support of ratification. This issue also contains several news reports of the Society of the Cincinnati, the famed organization comprised of officers who fought in the American Revolutionary War.

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