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3714. HENRY (Patrick), Speculator.—

The States of Virginia and North Carolina are
peculiarly dissatisfied with the assumption of
the State debts by the General Government.
I believe, however, that it is harped on by many
to mask their disaffection to the Government
on other grounds. Its great foe in Virginia
is an implacable one. He avows it himself,
but does not avow all his motives for it. The
measures and tone of the Government threaten
abortion to some of his speculations; most particularly
to that of the Yazoo territory. But
it is too well nerved to be overawed by individual
To Gouverneur Morris. Washington ed. iii, 198. Ford ed., v, 250.
(Pa., 1790)