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title:“William Smith to Otho H. Williams”
authors:William Smith
date written:1789-8-22

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Smith, William. "Letter to Otho H. Williams." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 285. Print.
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Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore

William Smith to Otho H. Williams (August 22, 1789)

Our house will I expect this day finish the Amendments, so far as in their power, after considerable debate & alteration, the greatest objections arose from those opposed to the constitution, very high words passed in the house on this occasion, & what nearly amounted to direct chalenges,1 the weather was excessive hot, & what nearly amounted to direct chalenges, the weather was excessive hot, & the blood warm. on the change in the Air the heat of Debate Subsided, & all are now in good humour.

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