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Pierce Butler: Notebook from the Constitutional Convention

Pierce Butler: Notebook from the Constitutional Convention

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Four pages of text with 12 blank pages and extensive doodles and calculations on the last page of the conjugate sheet. The notebook contains resolutions of May 30, and comments of Gerry, Wilson and Madison from June 6 to June 16. Continued by 819.09.
Four pages of text with 12 blank pages and extensive doodles and calculations on the last page of the conjugate sheet. The notebook contains resolutions of May 30, and comments of Gerry, Wilson and Madison from June 6 to June 16. Continued by 819.09.

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Pierce Butler: Notebook from the Constitutional Convention.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 30 May 1787 – 16 July 1787.Autograph manuscript, 5 pages.May y
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1787 – Resolved therefore that a National Government ought to be Established Consisting of a SupremeLegislative judiciary & Executive*Resolved that the Representation in the National Legislature be not according to the propertysystem *Not agreed to – June 4
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1787Mr. Guery . . . No matter That the Value of the Landed property depends on the Encouragement given to Trade – Ergo itmust not be shackled – – – The State Governments M
Willson says will be rivals of the Nationalsurely they will be more jealous of them if they have no hand in Creating them . . . . [2]M
J RutledgeAncient Republicks fell by their own turbulancy [
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Madison No line can be drawn between the State Governments and the General GovernmentWilsonLet us forgett Local and narrow distinctions. partial Evil must submitt to General goodMadisonA power in the different States to ratify State Laws, what power is this to be? an individual! aC[
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The Gilder Lehrman Collection
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