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XCII.: Extract From The Pennsylvania Journal. 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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Extract From The Pennsylvania Journal.2
[August 22, 1787.]
We are informed, that many letters have been written to the members of the foederal convention from different quarters, respecting the reports idly circulating, that it is intended to establish a monarchical government, to send for the bishop of Osnaburgh, &c., &c. — to which it has been uniformly answered, tho’ we cannot, affirmatively, tell you what we are doing, we can, negatively, tell you what we are not doing — we never once thought of a king.1
[2 ]Jameson, Studies in the History of the Federal Convention, in the Annual Report of the American Historical Association for 1902, p. 99.
[1 ]Compare phraseology with that at the close of LXXXIX above, and see CVII below.