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title:“James McHenry to Peggy McHenry”
authors:James McHenry
date written:1787-8-28

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McHenry, James. "Letter to Peggy McHenry." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 246. Print.
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James McHenry to Peggy McHenry (August 28, 1787)

Philadelphia, 28 Augt. 1787
My dear Peggy It is extremely distressing to me to be under the necessity to remain a day longer in this place, where I find no enjoyments whatever and am even without the satisfaction of knowing that what I am assisting in will meet the approbation of those who sent me hither. The only consolation which arises to me is from a hope that my stay will be of shorter duration than I have suggested, when I look to home to repay me for the sacrifice I am making of my happiness...

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