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title:“Jeremy Belknap's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention”
authors:Jeremy Belknap
date written:1788-1-18

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Belknap, Jeremy. "Jeremy Belknap's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 6. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2000. 1252-53. Print.
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Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston

Jeremy Belknap's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention (January 18, 1788)

Friday-18. The same Subject continued thro' (the) day P. M.-Dana made an excellent Speech-spoke like an honest Patriot & a Man of firmness-Gerry had been sitting & biting (the) head of his Cane till this PM—When a Q[uestio]n was asked him wh[ich] he desired might be reduced to writing—it was & after a debate he was desired to give his answer in writg (the) Q[uestio]n was—Why Georgia had 3 Reps to our 8 & yet their last Tax was but 1/13 of ours?—

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