53. Edward Carrington to William Short
New York, 11 November 1787 (excerpts)1

Mine of yesterday to Mr. Jefferson inclosing sundry news papers contained the best information I was then possessed of respecting the new plan of government, but I am this morning informed that Mr. E. Gerry one of the deputies from Massachusetts in the late Grand Convention, & who refused to sign the project, has submitted his objections to the legislature of his State in such terms as to work some probable mischief, what will be the extent is not known, but the circumstance occasions alarm to the Friends of the measure—as my views are not to give to Mr. Jefferson & yourself my own wishes upon this business, but the best possible information how it is likely to be received in the States, I think it essential that this event be communi[c]ated with the intilligence that my other letters contain—you will therefore be good enough to give Mr. Jefferson a sight of this letter. …

P.S. the inclosed paper contains Gerry’s objections

1. RC, Dreer Collection, Old Congress, PHi. Printed: Smith, Letters, XXIV, 553–54.