Observations on the new constitution, and on the federal and state conventions. By a Columbian Patriot.

[Brooklyn: Paul Leicester Ford, 1888]. 8vo, pp. 23, [1]; unopened in original unprinted paper wrappers; wrappers chipped, very good. Gerry was one of three men of the Constitutional Convention who refused to sign the Constitution because it did not include a Bill of Rights at the time, and after the Constitution's passage was involved in the writing of a the Bill of Rights. His abstention from signing was criticized, but his career did not seem to suffer for it, and he went on to become Madison's Vice President. This reprint was later collected with other pamphlets to be published as Pamphlets on the constitution of the United States, during its discussion by the people 1787-1788. BAL 6152. Item #54644

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