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The Life of Gouverneur Morris

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land, and more important matters pressed upon the notice of the public, nothing more seems to have been done in the affair.

The delegates in the Continental Congress say in reply, ‘We highly applaud the spirited, and at the same time, respectful manner, in which you have supported the dignity and independency of our colony, and demanded reparation on the subject of the Connecticut inroad.  An interposition so rash, officious, and violent, gave us great anxiety, as it was not only a high insult to your authority, but had a direct tendency to confirm that fatal spirit of jealousy, and distrust of our eastern brethren, which has done so much injury to our cause, and which every wise and virtuous patriot should study to suppress.’  They forbore, however, to bring the subject before Congress, as their constituents had desired, not doubting that justice would be rendered by Connecticut, and means be used to prevent similar encroachments in future.[18]

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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 68. 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


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