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title:“Memorandum by William Samuel Johnson”
authors:William Samuel Johnson
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Johnson, William Samuel. "Memorandum by William Samuel Johnson." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 323. Print.

Memorandum by William Samuel Johnson

The result of whose deliberations was that it was advisable and perhaps necessy to call a convention of the States in order to form a new Constitution, & this was appointed to meet at Philadelphia In the year ( ) wh. accordingly met in a very full convention, and of this convention I was appointed a member by the State. The debates at the convention were very long. & for a long time it remained in doubt whether we shd. be able to effect any thing. But knowing the necessy of doing something we finaly by mutual concession agreed upon the present constitution of the U. S.

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