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title:“Nathaniel Gorham to Benjamin Franklin”
authors:Nathaniel Gorham
date written:1787-10-30

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Gorham, Nathaniel. "Letter to Benjamin Franklin." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 279. Print.

Nathaniel Gorham to Benjamin Franklin (October 30, 1787)

OCTOBER 30, 1787 NATHANIEL GORHAM TO BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Boston Oct. 3 oth , 1 7 8 7 The speech you made in Convention just before the close of the business & I think the last day of our siting, was in the opinion of every one who heard you—exceedingly well calculated to correct that possitive attachment which men are too apt to have for their own ideas.—I am sure that it is a temper such as that speach inculcates which prevents war & blood shed— the one I allude to is that where you observe on the French Lady who thought herself always in the right. The request I would therefore with all respectful deference make you is that you would be so kind as to furnish me with a copy of it for the purpose of publishing it, provided you do not think it improper. . . . I will take care to do it in such manner as not to wound your delivery of sentiments. On the whole I submit the matter to your superior judgment—being anxious & desirous that you may be of the same mind with me on this subject- Farrand, 4:78 279

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