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title:“Christopher Gore to Rufus King”
authors:Christopher Gore
date written:1789-6-7

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Gore, Christopher. "Letter to Rufus King." Creating the Bill of Rights. Ed. Kenneth R. Bowling and Helen E. Veit. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. 244. Print.
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New York Historical Society

Christopher Gore to Rufus King (June 7, 1789)

Our [state] Senate is federal to an high degree—not more than eight bad can be counted—these can in no instance, be a majority—therefore evil may be prevented—the house has hitherto shewn no disposition to interfere with the fed. govt.—a motion was made to raise a committee for the purpose of considering the expediency of an application to Congress on the subject of amendments—I requested the mover to withdraw his motion as it was contrary to the sence of the people that a convention shou'd be called & this was the only mode in wh the legislature cou'd interfere—and Congress had already assignd a time for the consideration of this subject—he refus'd to withdraw as the object of his motion was only to consider the expediency of adopting some measure—on which I made some good naturd observations, & assured myself that the House had too much regard for the time & money of their constituents to spend either so wantonly as considering such questions—the gentn. who seconded withdrew his support & no other appeard to promote the idea—& it died—this I considerd as a favorable symptom, &conclusive evidence that no plan has yet been agreed on to oppose the govt. . . . .1

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