Thursday, March 01, 2007

David Howell, Oct. 30, 1782 letter to Nicholas Brown:

...We have drawn our Swords in defence of a good Constitution & for the priviledge of being governed by laws of our own making. While you continue to the people these objects they will support you to the last penny in their purse & the last drop of their blood. Infringe their rights, invade the Confederation, & you can no longer assure yourself of the peoples support....

- [Letters of Delegates to Congress: Volume 19.]

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