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title:“Anthony Wayne's Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention”
date written:1787-12-4

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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. Merrill Jensen. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1976. 501. Print.

Anthony Wayne's Notes of the Pennsylvania Ratification Convention (December 4, 1787)

Wilson: The meaning of a natural aristocracy—trace it to the original, and it is the men most noted for virtue and abilities. It is only in little remote corners where demagogues arise. In large districts the man of abilities and virtue can only be appointed.
Taxes levying and collecting: there are 1,000 in this state, including comptrollers, etc.
Paper money has been lately suspected by all parties, vide the Journals of the House of Assembly of Pennsylvania, March 1786.
In the Massachusetts government the election of governor was confined to 4 men of virtue and knowledge. That men must return to the common mass, etc.

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