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title:“Abraham Yates, Jr., to Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and Henry Acthandt”
authors:Abraham Yates, Jr.
date written:1787-8-29

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Yates, Abraham, Jr. "Letter to Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and Henry Acthandt." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 248. Print.

Abraham Yates, Jr., to Jeremiah Van Rensselaer and Henry Acthandt (August 29, 1787)

New York 29 August 1787 Mr. King was here the beginning of the Week before last told me the Convention would he supposed Report by the first of September, last Week it was reported (in the Congress Room) that a Misunderstanding had happe'd In this Convention, that they were now so far from agreeing that it would be a doubt whether they would agree in time so as that this Congress can take up the Matter— Since I have been informed that there is an additional Difficulty Ariseing from the Massachusetts Members, all along four have attended, one of the four (I Suppose a high flier) is gone home, the Others Refusing to agree to what was Intended to be reportd. These are Information I have Picked up from the Members of Congress and I begin to Suspect that the Secrecy has a Stronger operation upon me (my Sentiments being so well known) as upon others that Differ. Upon the whole I belive You had better not make this public as coming from me but to keep it among the frnds it may be good information to Yates and Lansing.

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