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title:“William Jackson to William Rawle”
authors:William Jackson
date written:1787-7-7

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Jackson, William. "Letter to William Rawle." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 154-55. Print.
Autograph Letter Signed, Library Cmpany of Philadelphia

William Jackson to William Rawle (July 7, 1787)

SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1787 JOHN LANSING: NOTES ON DEBATES Question whether the last Question was carried in Affirmative. 9 Ayes- 2 Noes. Equality of Suffrage.—After some Debate in which Nothing new was offered the Question was put and carried-6 Ayes-3 Noes-2 divided. Ayes—Connecticut—New York—New Jersey—Delaware—Maryland and North Carolina. Noes—Pennsylvania—Virginia and South CarolinaDivided—Massachusetts and Georgia. Adjourned till Monday next. GEORGE WASHINGTON: DIARY Saturday 7th. Attended Convention. Dined with the Club at Springsbury and drank Tea at Mr. Meridiths. WILLIAM JACKSON TO WILLIAM RAWLE Sir Philadelphia July 7 1 7 8 7 In obedience to a vote of the Convention, I do myself the honour to request that you will be pleased to communicate the thanks of that honourable Body to the Directors of the Library Company of Philadelphia for their polite attention, expressed in the resolve, which your letter enclosed to His Excellency the President.' 1. Rawle wrote Washington, July 6, 1787, enclosing a resolve of the directors of the Library Company of Philadelphia, July 5, 1787, offering members of the Convention borrowing privileges (Farrand, 1:548). Some members abused the privileges. On October 2, 1788, the directors noted that Luther Martin had not returned "Jones' Asiatic Poems"; as late as March 5, 1789, Rufus King had not returned "Grosse's Voyages, 2 vols. and Andrews' letters on France." Both delegates blamed their servants for neglecting to return the books and offered restitution (Library Company, minutes, October 2, 1788; March 5, 1789). 154 SATURDAY, JULY 7, 1787 155 I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Sir, your obedient humble Servant W. Jackson Secretary

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