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Handout B: Vocabulary and Context Questions – Robert Morris (1734-1806)


Excerpts from Circular to the Governors of the States

  1. Vocabulary: Use context clues to determine the meaning or significance of each of these words and write their definitions:
    1. pernicious
    2. prevalent
    3. listless
    4. languor
    5. strenuous
    6. consequence
    7. magistrate
    8. extracted
    9. entreat
    10. assessing
    11. levying
  2. Context: Answer the following questions.
    1. When was this document written?
    2. Where was this document written?
    3. Who wrote this document?
    4. What type of document is this?
    5. What was the purpose of this document?
    6. Who was the audience for this document?