Item: The New Roof by Francis Hopkinson

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Record Number: 9079
Call number: DL 1559
Volume Number: 2
Author: Francis Hopkinson, 1737-1791
Date of View: December 29 1787
View Format: Printed Matter
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Article titled "The New Roof" from The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser, December 29, 1787.  Written by Francis Hopkinson, the story is an allegory concerning the new United States Constitution, which was drafted in the summer of 1787 and signed Septebmer 17, 1787 as a replacement for the ineffective Articles of Confederation.