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title:“Elbridge Gerry in the House of Representatives”
authors:Elbridge Gerry
date written:1791-11-21

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Gerry, Elbridge. "Elbridge Gerry 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.

Elbridge Gerry in the House of Representatives (November 21, 1791)

November 21, 1791.
Mr. Gerry contended that the Constitution was misconstrued by the gentleman from North Carolina; and in reply to the gentleman from New Jersey, he said he was surprised to hear the remarks which he made, when he recollected his being a member of the Convention — in which, it must be remembered by that gentleman, the larger States consented to placing the small States on a par with them in the Senate, to obviate the difficulty which the smaller States objected against the larger representations from the larger States.

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