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Virginia and the Federal Pillars Illustration

In its 5 July report of Virginia’s ratification, the Massachusetts Centinel included an illustration showing “The Tenth PILLAR erected.” In previous illustrations on 11 and 25 June, the Centinel had predicted that Virginia would ratify. All three illustrations are printed immediately below.

Massachusetts Centinel, 11 June 1788

Pillar 1

Massachusetts Centinel, 25 June 1788

Pillar 2

Massachusetts Centinel, 5 July 1788

Pillar 3

The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution Digital Edition, ed. John P. Kaminski, Gaspare J. Saladino, Richard Leffler, Charles H. Schoenleber and Margaret A. Hogan. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009.

http://rotunda.upress.virginia.edu/founders/RNCN-02-10-02-0004-0022 [accessed 14 Nov 2012]
Original source: Ratification by the States, Volume X: Virginia, No. 3