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title:“Jeremy Belknap's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention”
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date written:1788-1-31

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"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. 1373. Print.

Jeremy Belknap's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention (January 31, 1788)

30 Wedy P M. Pater West gave (the) Convention an excellent Lecture on Morality—(the) necessity of their acting on principle—by reason—judgmt &conscience—(that) if any of (them) had made a Promise (that) they (would) vote agt (the) Constn. & were now convinced (that) it was right—they ought to repent of their wicked promise & vote accordg to their Judgment &

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