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title:“David Brearley to Jonathan Dayton”
authors:David Brearley
date written:1787-6-9

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Brearley, David. "Letter to Jonathan Dayton." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 64-65. Print.
Autograph Letter Signed, Historical Society of Pennsylvania

David Brearley to Jonathan Dayton (June 9, 1787)

Philadelphia 9th June 1787
Dear Sir:
Your favor of the 7th was delivered to me yesterday by Mr. Elijah Clark: and I do assure you that I was made extremely happy by being informed that the Legislature had joined you to the Delegation. Your abilities and inclination are so well known to me, as to leave no room to doubt of your affording us both able and necessary assistance.
I am distressed that Mr. Houstons health is so bad as to make it necessary for him to decline. He did not hint such a thing to us when he left us; altho it was pretty certain that he could not have attended very closely.
We have been in a Committee of the Whole for some time, and have under consideration a number of very important propositions, none of which, however, have yet been reported.
My Colleagues, as well as myself, are very desirous that you should join us immediately. The importance of the business really demands it. Besides one of the Gentlemen, as soon as the state of the business wil admit, is anxious to pay a visit to his family for a few days. We therefore expect the pleasure of seeing you sometime the ensuing week.
I am with every sentiment of respect and esteem Dear Sir Your obedient humble servant David Brearley

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