To accomplish this desireable Event it is of Importance that those States who have not yet acceded to the Plan should open a Correspondence, and maintain a Communication-That they should understand one another on the Subject and unite in the Amendments they propose With- this View we address you on the Subject and request a free Correspondence may be opened between such Gentlemen in your State as are of Opinion with us on the Subject of Amendments-Were quest your Opinion on the Matter and that you would state such Amendments as you judge necessary to be made. We think it would conduce very much to promote Union and prevent Discord and an Hostile Disposition among the States, if a Correspondence could be brought about between the Conventions of your State, New Hampshire and this, who we presume will be in Session at the same time-We have the highest Hopes that such a Measure would produce the happiest Effects-We shall write to New Hampshire and propose it and wish your Convention may be inclined to agree to it -We have every Reason to believe it will be agreeably to ours It .'2
- is not yet declared who are the Members elected for our Convention. The Ballots are to be counted the last Tuesday in this Month-But by the best Information received from the different Counties we have not a Doubt of there being a decided9 Majority returned who will be opposed to the Constitution in its present Form. A number of the leading and influential11 Characters who will compose the Opposition in our Convention are associated with us. We are anxious to form a Union with our Friends in the other States, and to manifestto the Continent and to the World, that our Opposition to this Constitution does not arise from an Impatience under the Restraint of good Government from local or State Attachments, from interested Motives or Party Prejudice -but from the purer Sentiments of the Love of Liberty, an Attachment to Republican Principles and an Adherence - to those Ideas which prevailed at the Commencement of the late Revolution, and which animated the most illustrious Patriots to undertake and persevere in the glorious but arduous Contest. In behalf of the federal republican Committee I have the honour to be Sir, Your most obedt. servant John Lamb Chairman PS. We shall write to North & South Carolina, on the general Subject of this Letter, but as thire Conventions will not be in Session at the time that yours, New Hampshire & ours will be, we cannot propose a correspondence between them.