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3. JA 's proposal to the General Court for “an Alteration in their Plan of Dele• { 45 } 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 (M-Ar: vol. 195; printed in JA, Works , 9:426–427). See also the editorial note in JA's Diary and Autobiography , 2:251.