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title:“Pierce Butler to Weedon Butler”
authors:Pierce Butler
date written:1787-8-1

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Butler, Pierce. "Letter to Weedon Butler." The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Vol. 3. Ed. Max Farrand. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911. Print.
British Museum, Additional manuscripts, 16603; copy, Department of Historical Research of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Pierce Butler to Weedon Butler (August 1, 1787)

New York, August 1st, 1787.
My last letter from Carolina would inform you of my intended visit to Philadelphia. As I declined the honorary fellow Citizens offered me of the Chief Magistracy, I could not refuse the last Appointment of Acting as One of their Commissioners to the Convention to be held at Philadelphia. No doubt you have heard of the purport of the meeting, — to form a stronger Constitution on strict Fœderal Principles, for the Governmt. of the whole — I hope we may succeed. Our Country expect much of us. We have satt every day since the 25th of May till last Saturday, when we adjourned for one week. Having placed my Family here, Philadelphia not being so healthy, I embraced the opportunity of visiting them. I go back to Philada on Sunday and shall return home the first week in November.

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