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title:“Benjamin Rush to Timothy Pickering”
authors:Benjamin Rush
date written:1787-8-30

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Rush, Benjamin. "Letter to Timothy Pickering." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 250. Print.

Benjamin Rush to Timothy Pickering (August 30, 1787)

August 30, 1787.
The new federal government like a new Continental waggon will overset our State dung cart, with all its dirty contents (reverend, and irreverent) and thereby restore order and happiness to Pennsylvania. From the conversations of the Members of the Convention, there is reason to believe the fœderal Constitution will be wise—vigorous—safe—free—& full of dignity.—General Washington it is said will be placed at the head of the new Government, or in the stile of my simile, will drive the new waggon.1

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