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title:“Caleb Strong in the Massachusetts Convention”
authors:Caleb Strong
date written:1788-1-16

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Strong, Caleb. "Caleb Strong in the Massachusetts Convention." The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Vol. 3. Ed. Max Farrand. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911. Print.

Caleb Strong in the Massachusetts Convention (January 16, 1788)

January 16, 1788.
The Hon. Mr. Strong . . . Gentlemen have said, the proposed Constitution was in some places ambiguous. I wish they would point out the particular instances of ambiguity; for my part I think the whole of it is expressed in the plain, common language of mankind. If any parts are not so explicit as they could be, it cannot be attributed to any design; for I believe a great majority of the men who formed it were sincere and honest men.1
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  • 1 See below CCCIV, CCCXIV.
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