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title:“William Samuel Johnson to Samuel William Johnson”
authors:William Samuel Johnson
date written:1787-5-30

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Johnson, William Samuel. "Letter to Samuel William Johnson." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 35. Print.
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Autograph Letter Signed, Yale Univeristy Library

William Samuel Johnson to Samuel William Johnson (May 30, 1787)

New York, May 30 1787 My Dear Son: . . . I go on tomorrow Morning to Philadelphia where Delegates are assembling from all the States in the Union, except Rhode Island, in a special convention for the purpose of reforming and strengthening our federal government. An arduous task!1 Gen. Washington presides and my colleagues from Connecticut are Mr. Sherman and Mr. Ellsworth. It is an affair of high and agitated expectation throughout the continent, but what will be the Issue of it no man can yet foresee.!!! FOOTNOTE

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