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title:“William Blount to John Gray Blount”
authors:William Blount
date written:1787-6-21

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Blount, William. "Letter to John Gray Blount." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 107. Print.
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William Blount to John Gray Blount (June 21, 1787)

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1787 107 Hamilton—The Opinion of the People is fluctuating—You must exercise your Judgment, convinced that the Pressure of unavoidable Circumstances will direct the public Mind. Listlessness prevails in New York on Acc [oun]t of annual Election— Consequence is that Factions are represented in that Government. Adjourned till to Morrow. GEORGE WASHINGTON: DIARY Thursday 21st. Attended Convention. Dined at Mr. Pragers, and spent the evening in my Chamber. WILLIAM BLOUNT TO JOHN GRAY BLOUNT Philadelphia June 2 1 st 1 7 8 7 Hawkins and myself arrived here on the i9th. He now purposes to leave this on Thursday on board a ship for Petersburg. I am not at Liberty to say what is doing in Convention and if I was the Business is so much in Embryo that I could say nothing that would be in the least satisfactory. All the Members agree that the Convention will sit at least six weekes and it is generally supposed 8 or 10 from this Time, hence the Necessity for more Mony to be remitted to me.

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