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title:“Elbridge Gerry to James Monroe”
authors:Elbridge Gerry
date written:1787-6-11

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Gerry, Elbridge. "Letter to James Monroe." The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Vol. 3. Ed. Max Farrand. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911. Print.

Elbridge Gerry to James Monroe (June 11, 1787)

Philadelphia 11th June 1787
The Convention is proceeding in their arduous undertaking with eleven States: under an Injunction of Secrecy on their Members — New Hamshire have elected Members who are soon expected. the object of this Meeting is very important in my Mind — unless a System of Government is adopted by Compact, Force I expect will plant the Standard: for such an anarchy as now exists cannot last long. Gentlemen seem to be impressed with the Necessity of establishing some efficient System, & I hope it will secure Us against domestic as well as foreign Invasions1

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