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title:“Richard Bland Lee to Leven Powell”
authors:Richard Bland Lee
date written:1789-6-12

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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. 249-50. Print.
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Swem Library, College of William and Mary; Part of the Leven Powell Papers, Manuscript 65 p87

Richard Bland Lee to Leven Powell (June 12, 1789)

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The enclosed paper will shew you the amendments which Mr. Madison has submitted to the consideration of our house. A very desultory conversation took place on this occasion—Some objected to recommending any amendments till experience should demonstrate the necessity of them—Others considered the investigation of that Subject premature and that it ought to be delayed for some months till the weighty business before us should be dispatched. However I believe the amendments which Mr. Madison proposed will be finally recommended to the Legislatures of the respective States—provided attempts should not be made to introduce others which would destroy the efficacy of the Government—in which case the attainment of any might be risked. The further consideration of this subject will be defered till the important business which presses for immediate decision shall be determined on.

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