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title:“Anthony Wayne's Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention”
authors:Anonymous
date written:1787-12-5

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"Anthony Wayne's Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 2. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1976. 504-05. Print.

Anthony Wayne's Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention (December 5, 1787)

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Findley: Contends for a bill of rights, the liberty of the press, trial by jury.
I mean by sovereignty, speaking on Roman government-the people in whom the supreme power resides.
When I was proposed as a member of the late Convention, I declined it as I thought it too great an undertaking for me to represent and guard all the rights and liberties of the people of Pennsylvania.
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The Congress may lessen the R to one from each state.
The D in the state constitution say that the people have a right to alter, etc. Biennial elections 1/3 may be changed. The appointment to office removes those who may be appointed; and if the appointments have been wrong, etc.,3
Taxes.
The Senate and Council of Censors.
To be taxed by government. The countries may object; the citizens of Philadelphia.

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