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title:“Arthur Campbell to [Andrew Moore?]”
authors:Arthur Campbell
date written:1789-5

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Campbell, Arthur. "Letter to [Andrew Moore?]." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 235. Print.
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The Filson Historical Society

Arthur Campbell to [Andrew Moore?] (May 1789)

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As to the subject of Amendments it is a weighty matter, and may bid fairest for a proper decision by delaying the subject for some time; cannot we venture to bring a little experience to the aid of all the prescience of opponents in order to form a right judgement. In short we trust that such an enlightened and benificent policy will pervade all the acts of the national Legislature; that instead of the State governments awing them into improper measures, they will serve for a model to look up to (for to enable them to square their local regulations by the general ones). A government of wise laws, faithfully administered will soon reconcile every body, and restore the Commonwealth to its pristine vigour. All this we may expect to see brought about in time, under the superintendence of our wise and good President. But still we may dread commiting an error, by having our expectations too high raised, we attempt to precipitate such matters, that require time to mature.

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