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title:“Newspaper Report of Pennsylvania Convention Proceedings”
date written:1787-12-3

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"Newspaper Report of Pennsylvania Convention Proceedings." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 2. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 1976. 458-59. Print.

Newspaper Report of Pennsylvania Convention Proceedings (December 3, 1787)

BENJAMIN RUSH: The Doctor acknowledged that he had been active in procuring relief for public creditors; but that upon the appearance of the funding bill in its present form, he foresaw the extent of its mischief by including an over proportion of certificates from all the states to the injury of the original holders and by requiring paper money for its support. And that in consequence of this, he had opposed the bill in the committee, for which he was dismissed by the public creditors from their service, and Mr. Francis Wade elected in his room. The whole design of the Doctor's remarks on the funding bill was to show that the society of the public creditors, and the certainty of the interest being paid on their certificates, depended on the ratification of the proposed Constitution.

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