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title:“Oliver Ellsworth to Samuel Huntington”
authors:Oliver Ellsworth
date written:1787-7-26

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Ellsworth, Oliver. "Letter to Samuel Huntington." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 194. Print.
Autograph Letter Signed, Connecticut Historical Society

Oliver Ellsworth to Samuel Huntington (July 26, 1787)

194 SUPPLEMENT TO FARRAND'S RECORDS OLIVER ELLSWORTH TO SAMUEL HUNTINGTON Philadelphia, July 26 1787 Sir I received your Excellency's letter of the 9th instant, in the absence of Doctor Johnson and Mr. Sherman, who are on a short visit to their families; and am happy to be informed that the troubles in Massachusetts, which wore so threatening an aspect, not only in the government of that but of the adjoining states, have so far subsided. The business of the Convention, Sir, is yet progressing, and will, I hope, in a few weeks more, come to a close. A report from a committee of the whole, containing principles of a reform of the federal government, has after a very long discussion and a variety of amendments been agreed to. And is referred to a smaller committee to throw into form and detail after which it will undergo one revision more. The convention may perhaps incur censure for being too long about its work, but I apprehend it will not for not having done or attempted enough. Your Excellency's letter of the 22d of June was duly received and would have been immediately answered by my colleagues and myself but we had just done ourselves the honor of addressing a letter to you with all the little information in our power. I have the honor to be, Sir, with very great respect Your Excellency's humble Servant Oliver Ellsworth

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