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title:“Alexander Hamilton's Notes of the New York Ratification Convention Debates”
authors:Alexander Hamilton
date written:1788-6-27

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Hamilton, Alexander. "Alexander Hamilton's Notes of the New York Ratification Convention Debates." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 22. Ed. John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2008. 1933. Print.
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Alexander Hamilton, Notes, Library of Congress

Alexander Hamilton's Notes of the New York Ratification Convention Debates (June 27, 1788)

SMITH. Powers ought to be precisely defined— Peculiarly so in a government of the particular kind. Ought to rest as well for operation as organisation— HARMONY. Money necessary to existence of both— Interference or clashing of power— And one must fall a sacrifice to the other. No limitation to discretion of legislature— State Goverments & G Government have concurrent jurisdiction in all cases but imposts Tonage Poundage — In all cases of intereference as the laws of the U S. are supreme they must prevail— Every government finds use for all the money it can raise— Conveniency of the People will suffer them to pay— Two sets of Supervisors— &c Two sets of Courts— Plantation— Which side will prevail— Exclusive possession of force —impact force So long as attachment lasts the state Gov. cannot be destroyed— No example of a republican Government of similar extent— Same authorities declare that governments over very great extent must be despotic— Provide a system which could superintend taxation throughout this extensive Country— Turkish dominions Proper representation Astonishing that we have done so well— G. U Netherlands— Can any government calculate upon laying collecting all their taxes—? Requisitions— Improvement of the Country Diversity between the Counties—
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WILLIAMS. Electors Germany Sophistical Constructions of men who may be interested in betraying the liberties of the people & erecting themselves on the liberties of the people— ________ Either that the people will be doubly taxed— or state governments destroyed— Engl: marriages & deaths— light—

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