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CXVI.: James McHenry: Anecdotes. 1 - 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 McHenry: Anecdotes.1
A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy — A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it.*
Mr. Martin said one day in company with Mr Jenifer speaking of the system before Convention —
I’ll be hanged if ever the people of Maryland agree to it. I advise you said Mr Jenifer to stay in Philadelphia lest you should be hanged.
[1 ]American Historical Review, XI, 618. The date of this is uncertain.
[* ]The lady here aluded to was Mrs. Powel of Philada.