BY JAMES BROWN SCOTT, A.M., J.U.D., LL.D.
Technical Delegate of the United States to the Second Hague Peace Conference, 1907; Technical Delegate of the United States to the Peace Conference at Paris, 1919.
"I send you enclos'd the propos'd new Federal Constitution for these States. I was engag'd 4 Months of the last Summer in the Convention that form'd it. It is now sent by Congress to the several States for their Confirmation. If it succeeds, I do not see why you might not in Europe carry the Project of good Henry the 4th into Execution, by forming 4a Federal Union and One Grand Republick of all its different States & Kingdoms; by means of a like Convention; for we had many Interests to reconcile." Benjamin Franklin to Mr. Grand, October 22, 1787.-- Docu4 mentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, Vol. IV, 1905, pp. 341-2.
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