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title:“Richard Bland Lee to Leven Powell”
authors:Richard Bland Lee
date written:1789-3-29

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Lee, Richard Bland. "Letter to Leven Powell." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 225. Print.
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Richard Bland Lee to Leven Powell (March 29, 1789)

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There will be little doubt that all the amendments tending to the greater security of civil Liberty will be obtained. The Voice of Congress is almost unanimous against a second convention, as leading directly to anarchy & the most fatal discord. From the moderation and wisdom which center in this body from every part of America, I have no doubt that the most proper, and happy measures will be pursued, as well to conciliate the affections, as to promote the peace and prosperity of the People of U. States. All reasonable & proper amendments will be obtained, those tending to sap the foundations of United government will be discarded.

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