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Keeping the Southern States in Good Humor

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CollectionMaryland Historical Society: Stephen Raphel Papers view image
MicrofilmJames McHenry Papers (no image)
Document Information
Date November 10, 1799
Author Name Samuel Sitgreaves (primary) Location: Easton, Pennsylvania
Recipient Name James McHenry (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Summary Sitgreaves is involved in court during the week but will reflect on the theory of the Constitution and laws in favor of the claim once the court obligation is met. There was perhaps a precedent in the last Congress which seemed unjustifiable but it was probably yielded because of a desire to keep the Southern States in a good humor with the General Government. Still, Sitgreaves considers the concession more weak than politic.
Document Format Letter Signed
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Related Persons/Groups James McHenry; Samuel Sitgreaves; Court; Congress; Captain Shoemaker; ;
Related Places Philadelphia; Easton, Pennsylvania; Trenton; Southern States; ;
Keywords theory; Constitution; laws; claim; ;
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