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title:“Abraham Baldwin in the House of Representatives”
authors:Abraham Baldwin
date written:1791-11-10

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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 (November 10, 1791)

November 10, 1791.
It had not been found practicable to ground representation in the Federal Constitution upon any other principle than that of numbers; but extent of territory is unquestionably one of the natural principles on which it rests, and should if possible be regarded.

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