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To: Jacquerie
Mr. LANGDON was agst. payment by the States. There would be some difficulty in fixing the sum; but it would be unjust to oblige the distant States to bear the expence of their members in travelling to and from the Seat of Govt.

Back in the Horse and wagon days. I love addressing the philosophical elements of the constitutional arguments and then being served a reminder of the difficulties that were an every day labor to the people of those days.

3 posted on 08/14/2011 4:07:56 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Democrats: debt, dependence and derision)
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Difficulty of travel certainly figured in some of their decisions. Congressmen have two year terms v. one for that reason.


7 posted on 08/14/2011 6:46:38 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Democrats Soil Institutions.)
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