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3. JA's proposal to the General Court for “an Alteration in their Plan of Dele•
gation,” urging that nine delegates be chosen annually so that part of them could always be on leave, is in a letter he apparently drafted on 17 July to John Avery, deputy secretary of state, but did not send until the 25th
: vol. 195; printed in JA, Works
, 9:426–427). See also the editorial note in JA's Diary and Autobiography
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.