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title:“Abraham Baldwin to Joel Barlow”
authors:Abraham Baldwin
date written:1787-7-6

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Baldwin, Abraham. "Letter to Joel Barlow." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 152-53. Print.
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Autograph Letter Signed, Yale University

Abraham Baldwin to Joel Barlow (July 6, 1787)

July 6, 1787 Dear Sir . . . The conjectures of people on the great political subjects now before the convention are very various and not a little amusing. So many forms of government I believe never were contrived before. They are floating about here in all directions like Spectators worlds some half-finished some a quarter the great part but just begun—meer political tadpoles. I am now sitting in the big room. Your old acquaintance Governeur Morris is now speaking. They call off my attention so often I know not what I have written. Anything to the purpose I am not permitted to tell you, and therefore it is I have been talking so long to no purpose. The connection is of not so much importance when one is talking nonsense, as you probably know by experience. I send you enclosed the newspaper of the day to let you see that every body has as barren a paper today as yourself. Lean fare we have had for some time. Some of our cooks are for making rich sauces and I think if they had their way we should have a plenty of red goose

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