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title:“Connecticut Ratification Convention Proceedings: Connecticut Courant”
authors:Anonymous
date written:1788-1-7

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"Connecticut Ratification Convention Proceedings: Connecticut Courant." Connecticut Courant 1788-01-07 : . Rpt. in The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 3. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1978. 547-48. Print.

Connecticut Ratification Convention Proceedings: Connecticut Courant (January 7, 1788)

The paragraph which respects taxes, imports, and excises was largely debated by several gentlemen.
GENERAL JAMES WADSWORTH objected against it, because it gave the power of the purse to the general legislature; another paragraph gave the power of the sword; and that authority which has the power of the sword and purse is despotic. He objected against imposts and excises because their operation would be partial and in favor of Southern States. Some other objections were likewise made against this paragaph.

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