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title:“Aedanus Burke to Richard Hampton”
authors:Aedanus Burke
date written:1789-5-10

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Burke, Aedanus. "Letter to Richard Hampton." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 238. Print.
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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Aedanus Burke to Richard Hampton (May 10, 1789)

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Our House of Representatives here are to take up the business of Amendments on the last Tuesday in this month. but unless your Legislature interpose, we shall make no hand of it I fear—for tis necessary by the Constitution for 3/4 of the States to apply for it before Amendmts. can take place. God grant you unanimity in that affair, tho' I fear he will not. Your high flying monarchical Gentry (and I am sorry to find they abound in New York, as well as in Carolina) will oppose all amendments. The wealthy powerful families in general throughout the union, ridicule the notion, and will prevent if possible {amendments} taking place, Rely on that.

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