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title:“Samuel Chase to Richard Henry Lee”
authors:Samuel Chase
date written:1789-5-16

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Chase, Samuel. "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. 240. Print.
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University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Samuel Chase to Richard Henry Lee (May 16, 1789)

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I observed that a Day is appointed to consider Amendments to the new Constitution. I am one of the Number that expect no essential alterations. I hope I may be mistaken. I fear that no Check will be placed on the Exercise of any of the powers granted. I am satisfied that, every Amendment must flow from Grace & favor. our people will not contend for any, the most important. In this State {Maryland} We are prepared to submit to any government. the Hearts of our people are broke, they are bow down to the Earth with their Debts.

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