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Ratification of the Constitution by the states. Microform supplement: Delaware
([1978])

Pennsylvania packet, 4 April 1787,   pp. 14-15


Page 14

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3 Pennsylvania Packet, 4 April 1787
WILMINGTON, March 28.
Private advices from Maryland inform, that the
dissentions in that country have risen to an alarming
height. That the courts do no business; that the
partizans of the different sides are in some places
beginning to form themselves into military bodies,
and threaten open violence. The apparent cause of this
commotion is a proposed emission of paper money, which
is warmly contended for by a majority of the Lower
House of Assembly, and a great part of the people;
while the other part, supported by a numerous minority
in that House, and the unanimous voice of the Senate,
as strenuously oppose it. It is thought by many, that
[t]he real cause of the dispute lies deeper, that one
party intend to overturn the constitution by establishing
the Senate, while the other is charged with a design of
forming, or establishing an aristocratic interest. We
sincerely hope that our neighbours will see their error
before it be too late; that wise and good men will
interpose to allay these heats, which may prove so
fatal to their country; and persuade the people, that,


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