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The Life of Gouverneur Morris
equal number of both parties, but with a preponderance on the liberal side.
Mr. Morris was present at this meeting, and on the next day he wrote an account of it to his friend Mr. Penn, together with some of his own opinions on the political aspect of the times.
‘You have heard, and you will hear, a great deal about politics, and in the heap of chaff you may find some grains of good sense. Believe me, Sir, freedom and religion are only watch words. We have appointed a Committee, or rather we have nominated one. Let me give you the history of it. It is needless to premise, that the lower orders of mankind are more easily led by specious appearances; than those of a more exalted station. This and many similar propositions you know better than your humble servant.
From The Life of Gouverneur Morris: With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers; Detailing Events in the American Revolution, The French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States, by Jared Sparks, Volume 1, Boston: Gray & Bowen, 1832, p 23. Some minor edits may have been made, but an attempt has been made to preserve the original spelling. Although some effort has been made to correct the limitations of OCR technology, if you find an error please report it to email@example.com.
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