1888. Item #84932
SMITH, Melancthon. ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. By a Plebeian. [One of the series PAMPHLETS ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES,Published during its Discussion by the People, 1787-1788.] Edited by Paul Leicester Ford. [Brooklyn, NY: Historical Printing Club, 1888]. 27 pp. An octavo-size pamphlet, side-sewn and glued into plain paper wrappers. Fine within but wrappers show some soiling and edgewear. Very good overall. Melancthon Smith of New York, a member of the Continental Congress (1785-88), and of the New York State Convention, in which he opposed, but ultimately voted for the ratification of the new Constitution. This address was first published in 1788.