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

Broom, Jacob
Jacob Broom to Mathew Carey, Wilmington, 16 October 1788,   p. 411


Page 411

48     Jacob Broom to Mathew Carey, Wilmington, 16 October 1788
Sir, it is now a Month (at least) since I recd. yours,
requesting me to furnish you with a piece under the signature
of Brutus; & should have answared it sooner; but a fort-
nights absence from home, immediately after the rect. of it,
& a severe indisposition since my return, has prevented
until now--I presume that your intention is to give this
piece a place in your Museum; but I am of opinion that you
will, upon examining its merits, be of the same mind with me,
that it is not worthy of a place in your useful publication--
It is very prolix, & it appears to me that the Author is
not sufficiently acquainted with the subject upon which he
writes to afford useful information--He begins well upon the
subject of Manufactures; but reprobates Commerce (the pride
& glory of a Nation) to a very great degree.--I have pro-
cured the most of his pieces; which I would now forward to
you, but as I expect to be at Philada. in the course of a
fortnight or 3 weeks, I will try to procure the remr. &
bring them up with me for your perusal & publication if you
shall deem proper.
1. RC, Lea and Febiger Collection, Historical Society
of Pennsylvania.


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