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title:“John Langdon to Joshua Bracket”
authors:John Langdon
date written:1787-8-1

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Langdon, John. "Letter to Joshua Bracket." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 201. Print.
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Autograph Letter Signed, Harvard University

John Langdon to Joshua Bracket (August 1, 1787)

Philadelphia, August 1, 1787 My Dear Sir: Shall I forget my old Friend Bracket. No surely my whole Soul forbids it; I arrived at this place, twelve days after I left home having made some tarry at New Haven and New York. If it was not for the Importance of the Errand which I came upon, should most heartily wish myself at home; notwithstanding the Riches and Splendor of this City the fatiguing sameness makes me sick. The Convention, well now see the Convention; Figure to yourself the Great Washington, with a Dignity peculiar to himself, taking the Chair. The Notables are seated, in a Moment and after a short Silence the Business of the day is open'd with great Solemnity and good Order. The Importance of the Business, the Dignified Character of Many, who Compose the Convention, the Eloquence of Some and the Regularity of the whole gives a Ton to the proceedings which is extreamly pleasing. Your old Friend takes his Seat. Conscious of his upright Intentions, and as far as his poor Abilities will go keep his eye single to what is righteous and of good Report. The Convention has adjourned for a few days, to give time to a Committee to detail the Business. Give my kind Respects to Sister Bracket, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell, and all Friends. Please deliver Mrs. Langdon the inclosed. I am your Friend John Langdon

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