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title:“Benjamin Franklin to the Editor of the Federal Gazette”
authors:Benjamin Franklin
date written:1788-4-8

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Franklin, Benjamin. "Letter to the Editor of the Federal Gazette." The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Vol. 3. Ed. Max Farrand. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911. Print.

Benjamin Franklin to the Editor of the Federal Gazette (April 8, 1788)

To conclude, I beg I may not be understood to infer, that our general Convention was divinely inspired when it form'd the new federal Constitution, merely because that Constitution has been unreasonably and vehemently opposed; yet I must own I have so much Faith in the general Government of the World by Providence, that I can hardly conceive a Transaction of such momentous Importance to the Welfare of Millions now existing, and to exist in the Posterity of a great Nation, should be suffered to pass without being in some degree influenc'd, guided and governed by that omnipotent, omnipresent & beneficent Ruler, in whom all inferior Spirits live & move and have their Being. —

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