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title:“Abraham Baldwin in the House of Representatives”
authors:Abraham Baldwin
date written:1789-6-19

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Baldwin, Abraham. "Abraham Baldwin in the House of Representatives." The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Vol. 3. Ed. Max Farrand. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911. Print.

Abraham Baldwin in the House of Representatives (June 19, 1789)

June 19, 1789.
I am well authorized to say, that the mingling the powers of the President and Senate was strongly opposed in the convention which had the honor to submit to the consideration of the United States, and the different States, the present system for the Government of the Union. Some gentlemen opposed it to the last; and finally, it was the principal ground on which they refused to give it their signature and assent. One gentleman called it a monstrous and unnatural connexion, and did not hesitate to affirm it would bring on convulsions in the Government.

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