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title:“Charles Pinckney to Matthew Carey”
authors:Charles Pinckney
date written:1788-8-10

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Pinckney, Charles. "Letter to Matthew Carey." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 296. Print.

Charles Pinckney to Matthew Carey (August 10, 1788)

Charleston August 10, 1788 . I would with pleasure send you a copy of my system on which those Observations are founded—(or rather it was a speech at opening the system & erroneously termed Observations) but I have not one.—the original being laid before the convention, & the copy I gave to a gentleman at the northward.—If you think the copy of the system is indispensable to the publication, I am sorry it is not in my power to procure it for you.—The System was very like the one afterwards adopted with this important addition—that it proposed to give to the federal government an absolute Negative on all the laws of the States.1

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