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title:“Abraham Baldwin to Joel Barlow”
authors:Abraham Baldwin
date written:1789-6-14

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Baldwin, Abraham. "Letter to Joel Barlow." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 250. Print.
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Abraham Baldwin to Joel Barlow (June 14, 1789)

A few days since, Madison brought before us propositions of amendment agreeably to his promise to his constituents. Such as he supposed would tranquillize the minds of honest opposers without injuring the system. viz. "That what is not given is reserved,1 that liberty of the press & trial by jury shall remain inviolable.2 that the representation shall never be less one for every 30,0003 &c. ordered to lie on the table. We are too busy at present in cutting away at the whole cloth, to stop to do any body's patching. There is no such thing as antifederalism heard of. R{hode} I{sland} and n{orth} C{arolina} had local reasons for their conduct, and will come right before long.

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