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title:“James McHenry: Anecdotes”
authors:James McHenry
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McHenry, James. "James McHenry: Anecdotes." The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Vol. 3. Ed. Max Farrand. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911. Print.

James McHenry: Anecdotes

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A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy — A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it.1
Mr. Martin said one day in company with Mr Jenifer speaking of the system before Convention —
I'll be hanged if ever the people of Maryland agree to it. I advise you said Mr Jenifer to stay in Philadelphia lest you should be hanged.
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  • 1 The lady here aluded to was Mrs. Powel of Philada.
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