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title:“William Livingston to John Jay”
authors:William Livingston
date written:1787-9-4

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Livingston, William. "Letter to John Jay." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 259. Print.
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Autograph Letter Signed, Columbia University Library

William Livingston to John Jay (September 4, 1787)

September 4, 1787 . . . The mountains will bring forth before long, but as they will go longer than any the best man and wisest upon earth would have calculated, it is less to be feared that the birth will be such a fetus as a ridiculous mouse, than a monstrum horrendum ingens. . . .

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