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title:“Theodore Sedgwick to Pamela Sedgwick”
authors:Theodore Sedgwick
date written:1789-8-20

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Sedgwick, Theodore. "Letter to Pamela Sedgwick." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 283. Print.
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Massachusetts Historical Society

Theodore Sedgwick to Pamela Sedgwick (August 20, 1789)

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We are still engaged about the unpromising subject of amendments. The introduction of it at this period, of the existence of our government was in my opinion unwise and will not produce those beneficial effects which its advocates predicted. Before we could be said to have a government to attempt to amend the constitution argues a frivolity of character very inconsistant with national dignity.

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