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title:“Benjamin Goodhue to the Salem Insurance offices”
authors:Benjamin Goodhue
date written:1789-8-23

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Goodhue, Benjamin. "Letter to the Salem Insurance offices." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 285-86. Print.
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New York Historical Society

Benjamin Goodhue to the Salem Insurance offices (August 23, 1789)

We have at last so far got through the wearisome business of amendments to the great joy of I believe every member of the House that nothing is left but for a committee so to put the amendments in order that they may stand properly arranged, they are materialy the same which you have seen publishd in the papers as reported by the Committee of II with this difference that instead of their being incorporated into the Constitution as was proposed they are to go forth as seperate propositions by the way of supplement to be laid before the several legislatures for their adoption either in whole or in part as to them may seem proper—what the Senate will do with them is uncertain but I rather think they will refer them to the next session—Those who were not friendly to the Constitution made every effort with their most persevering diligence to introduce a variety of propositions which a large majority of the House deemed totally inadmissable at length after exhausting themselves as well as the patience of their brethren they appear tolerably satisfied with the issue of the business,1 God grant it may have the effects which are desired and that We may never hear anymore of it.

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