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title:“Benjamin Hawkins to James Madison”
authors:Benjamin Hawkins
date written:1789-7-3

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Hawkins, Benjamin. "Letter to James Madison." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 258. Print.
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Benjamin Hawkins to James Madison (July 3, 1789)

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I am anxious to know the fate of your attempt to mend the constitution, and whether anything can, with certainty, be done that will conciliate its opponents. If it should appear in the investigation that there are difficulties greater than you seem to apprehend, I wish that the subject could be postponed 'till after the meeting of our Convention.
The opponents here will, I expect, avail themselves of every thing to strengthen their party.

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