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title:“William Grayson to Patrick Henry”
authors:William Grayson
date written:1789-9-29

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Grayson, William. "Letter to Patrick Henry." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 300. Print.
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William Grayson to Patrick Henry (September 29, 1789)

With respect to amendments matters have turned out exactly as I apprehended from the extraordy. doctrine of playing the after game: the lower house sent up amendments which held out a safeguard to personal liberty in a great many instances, but this disgusted the Senate, and though we made every exertion to save them, they are so mutilated & gutted that in fact they are good for nothing, & I believe as many others do, that they will do more harm than benefit: The Virginia amendments were all brought into view, and regularly rejected1 Perhaps they may think differently on the subject the next session, as Rhode Island has refused for the present acceeding to the constitution....2

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