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title:“President Thomas Collins to Secretary Charles Thomson”
authors:Thomas Collins
date written:1787-12-22

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Collins, Thomas. "Letter to Secretary Charles Thomson." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 3. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1978. 111. Print.
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President Thomas Collins to Secretary Charles Thomson (December 22, 1787)

I received yours of the 28th of November last, enclosed therewith the Journals of Congress from the 6th of November 1786 to the 30th of October 1787.
I have attended to the reasons assigned by you with regard to a speedy and constant representation in Congress, and am perfectly of your opinion that the honor and interest of the Confederacy require it, Therefore I have taken the necessary steps to furnish a speedy representation in Congress from this state, which I trust will be accomplished in a short time. I have herewith enclosed a certified copy of the ratification of the Federal Constitution as formed by the Convention of the United States, at Philadelphia in September last, by a Convention of this state, which you are required to lay before Congress.1

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