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119th. (Adams Papers)
This forenoon Mr. Cranch pass’d through here on his way to Boston. We are to return to Braintree in the chaise. Billy went with his father to Boston, and brought back the Chaise this evening. The idea of leaving College threw me into a train of gloomy and disagreeable reflections; which however in the evening were dissipated by conversation. Samuel Williams of Cambridge, son to our professor...
Col. Hamilton coincided with the proposition as it stood in the Report. He had not been understood yesterday. By an abolition of the States, he meant that no boundary could be drawn between the National & State Legislatures; that the former must therefore have indefinite authority. If it were limited at all, the rivalship of the States would gradually subvert it. Even as Corporations the...
Col. Hamilton , assented to the doctrine of Mr. Wilson. He denied the doctrine that the States were thrown into a State of Nature. He was not yet prepared to admit the doctrine that the Confederacy, could be dissolved by partial infractions of it. He admitted that the States met now on an equal footing but could see no inference from that against concerting a change of the system in this...
4[Diary entry: 19 June 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 19th. Dined (after leaving Convention) in a family way at Mr. Morris’s and spent the Evening there in a very large Company.
5[Diary entry: 19 June 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday. 19th. Dined in a family way at Mr. Morris’s and spent the evening there in a large party.
On 13 June the Committee of the Whole reported to the convention the amended Virginia Plan. Consideration of that report was postponed on 14 June at the request of Paterson in order that the small states might have time to prepare a plan “purely federal, and contradistinguished from the reported plan” ( Farrand, Records Max Farrand, ed., The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 (4 vols.;...
I have received your favor of April 23. from New York and am sorry to find you have had a relapse. Time and temperance however will cure you, to which add exercise. I hope you have long ago had a happy meeting with your friends, with whom a few hours would be to me an ineffable feast. The face of Europe appears a little turbid, but all will subside. The Empress has endeavored to bully the...
Your favor of the 12th. came to hand two days ago. Your adversary had been busy here in endeavoring to have your privilege examined and withdrawn. They had, as I think, interested Mr. Eden, the British minister, and thro’ that or some other channel conveied a story to the ear of some of the ministers, very unfavorable to you. They had particularly represented some circumstance attending the...
I am honoured with your letter of the 2d. instant together with the state of the wine therein inclosed, for which Mr. Grand will take care to reimburse you. It would have given me great pleasure to have been able to remain longer at Bourdeaux, which among other gratifications would have presented me that of cultivating longer your acquaintance; but I was not master of my own time. I take the...