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title:“Nathaniel Gorham to Nathan Dane”
authors:Nathaniel Gorham
date written:1787-6-3

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Gorham, Nathaniel. "Letter to Nathan Dane." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 46-47. Print.

Nathaniel Gorham to Nathan Dane (June 3, 1787)

Philadelphia June 3 1787
We have now eleaven States—and have been every day last week in a Committee of the whole—in which to sound the sentiments of each other several propositions relative to a general Government have been submitted—the business was opened by Govr. Randolph of Virginia in an able manner—& I think there is a prospect that the Convention will agree in a pretty good plan—. . . I do not know that I am at liberty to mention in any manner what the Convention has done—but to you in confidence I can say that they have agreed I believe unanimously that there ought to be a National Legislative Executive & Judiciary—

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