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title:“To James O'Neal”
date written:1788-7-10

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"To James O'Neal." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 18. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1995. 255. Print.

To James O'Neal (July 10, 1788)

. . . We have the Satisfaction to observe to you that the affairs of this Country are now placed upon a safe & promising footing by the Adoption of the New Constitution it is binding on the ten States that have adopted & we have no doubt will receive the assent of the three others in the Course of the Summer.1 The Banishment of paper tenders the Establishment of a Dignified & independent federal Court for the benefit of foreigners,2 & many other articles favorable to property & distributive Justice render this Measure a Matter of great importance to all Nations, who may incline to trade with us We hope the administration of Justice thro[u]ghout the Union will be as certain & perfect as the Courts of Great Britain, which alone can establishus in the Confidence of foreign Countries . . .3

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