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title:“Richard Parker to Richard Henry Lee”
authors:Richard Parker
date written:1789-7-6

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Parker, Richard. "Letter to Richard Henry Lee." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 260. Print.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Richard Parker to Richard Henry Lee (July 6, 1789)

I observe the slip of the newspaper sent me and know the design, but still I think a Bill of rights not necessary here tho in france absolutely so and twas proper for the Duke of Orleans to recommend it for France the King claims all power here the States claim & have all power but what they have given away—However I have no objection to such a bill of Rights as has been proposed by Mr. Maddison because we declare that we do not abridge our Rights by the reservation but that we retain all we have not specifically given—12I have not been able to consider the Amendments proposed to be made to the Constitution but think some of the objections made to it will if they are adopted be taken away, I wish not they should be too minute lest greater inconveniencies arise.

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