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title:“Extract of a letter from a Gentleman in the Southern States”
date written:1787-4-12

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"Extract of a letter from a Gentleman in the Southern States." Newport Herald 1787-04-12 : . Rpt. in The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 13. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1981. 79-80. Print.

Extract of a letter from a Gentleman in the Southern States (April 12, 1787)

The distracted state you are in, is sufficient to wean and drive every good citizen from his native country;—matters have come to such an alarming crisis, that the confederation must take notice of you, and it seems the opinion of many here, that when the convention meets in Philadelphia, that measures will be taken to reduce you to order and good government, or strike your State out of the union, and annex you to others; for as your Legislature now conducts, they are dangerous to the community at large, and ruinous to every honest and respectable character in the State, the clamour is now loud against your State, and will daily increase.

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