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

Rodney, Thomas, 1744-1811
Thomas Rodney to John Parke, Poplar Grove, 22 November 1787,   pp. 177-185


Page 184

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Note--The Federal constitution was plan'd in 1781--
as well as the association of the Cincinnati--by Gates &
myself--but when the Convention affirmd & put it into
form & motion they left the Judicial greatly defective by
not forming a Union of the Several States in that department
So that wise men were apprehensive of its failing--This
department In the Origional plan was left to be adjusted
by the Lawyers that might be Imploy'd at the time but it is
a Pitty it was--
Note--This little Poem Remembers the Sentiments that
Generally prevailed among those who were opposed to the
Federal Constitution--And who thought it Safest to Continue
the Confederation My own Sentiments undoubtedly favourd
the Federal Constitution--as Legislature and Supreme
Executive was pland by G----- [Horatio Gates] & myself in
1781--as Deputies, Sub Silencio, from Congress & the army--
Le-tbe Paesaidonft 3fGengross bse-Gaptn. geniz-and-
-Czieapader in Oiet, And iEit-Gngaa Inbeczapcae ef three-
aenbecrs frem cash Stat-s -ne -teo-te Biated raunaliy gfer thwc
yeere and ene 9  -3Ctgt, and let A Qsr9zte   "f-tealdet
mmberfromEaQch3 StateQ be0 Scuno2i1 tc the Psidnt &let


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