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title:“Fisher Ames to George R. Minot”
authors:Fisher Ames
date written:1789-7-23

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Ames, Fisher. "Letter to George R. Minot." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 269. Print.

Fisher Ames to George R. Minot (July 23, 1789)

We have had the amendments on the tapis, and referred them to a committee of one from a State. I hope much debate will be avoided by this mode, and that the amendments will be more rational, and less ad populum, than Madison's. It is necessary to conciliate, and I would have amendments. But they should not be trash, such as would dishonor the Constitution, without pleasing its enemies.1 Should we propose them, North Carolina would accede.

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