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Fringe Meetings at the U.S. Consitutional Convention

Letter Recording Visit to a Steamboat Trial - 22 August 1787

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On 22nd August Johnson records that the delegates to the Convention attended the first successful trial run of John Fitch's steamboat 'Perseverance' on the Delaware river.

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On 22nd August Johnson records that the delegates to the Convention attended the first successful trial run of John Fitch's steamboat 'Perseverance' on the Delaware river.

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Thursday Afternoon 23d August
Dr. Johnson presents his Compliments to Mr. Fitch and assures him that the Exhibition yesterday gave the Gentlemen present much satisfaction. He himself, and he doubts not the other Gentlemen, will always be happy to give him every Countenance and encouragement in their Power, which his Ingenuity and Industry entitles him to.

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Supplement to the Records of the Federal Convention (James Hutson, 1987)