Connecticut Maximum Cards


Stock #: 235710
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
Publisher: Unicover Corporation
Postmark: 1988 Jan-9
PM City: Hartford
PM State: CT
Stamp: 2c
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

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First day of issue: January 9, 1988 First issue location: Hartford, Connecticut Two hundred years ago, the people of Connecticut were faced with a decision: should they ratify the Constitution set before them? One of the delegates and a signer, Roger Sherman, wrote elequently, "... The Convention endeavoured to provide for the energy of government on the one hand, and suitable checks on the other hand, to secure the rights of the particular states, and the liberties and properties of the citizens. We wish it may... be a means of securing their rights and lengthening out their tranquility." And as the State Convention convened, he offered "... The Greatest security that a people can have... is that no laws can be made to bind them nor any taxes be imposed upon them without their consent by representatives of their own choosing..." Thus, convinced of the soundness of the document, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the Constitution. The stamp on this Maximum Card honors Connnecticut and the 200 years of history which followed