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LXXIV.: James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson. 2 - Max Farrand, The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, vol. 3 
The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, ed. Max Farrand (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911). Vol. 3.
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James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson.2
Fred’ricksburg — July 27, 1787.
I shall I think be strongly impressed in favor of & inclin’d to vote for whatever they will recommend. I have heard from Becly ‘tho’ not from himself (who accompanied the Governour up in expectation of being appointed clerk) they had agreed giving the United States a negative upon the laws of the several States* this I shod. think proper — it will if the body is well organiz’d, be the best way of introducing uniformity in their proceedings that can be devis’d, of a negative kind or by a power to operate indirectly but a few months will give us the result be it what it may.
[2 ]Documentary History of the Constitution, IV, 237-238. The portions of the original MS. in cipher are here represented by italics.
[* ]If it can be done consistently with the constitutions of the several States — indeed it might be well to revise them all — & incorporate the fœdl. constitution in each.