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title:“Pierce Butler to James Iredell”
authors:Pierce Butler
date written:1789-8-11

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Butler, Pierce. "Letter to James Iredell." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 274. Print.

Pierce Butler to James Iredell (August 11, 1789)

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If you wait for substantial amendments, you will wait longer than I wish you to do, speaking interestedly. A few milk-and-water amendments have been proposed by Mr. M[adison]., such as liberty of conscience, a free press, and one or two general things already well secured. I suppose it was done to keep his promise with his constituents, to move for alterations; but, if I am not greatly mistaken, he is not hearty in the cause of amendments.2

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