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title:“Notes on Debates by John Lansing”
authors:John Lansing, Jr.
date written:1787-6-15

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Lansing, John, Jr. "Notes on Debates by John Lansing." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 75. Print.

Notes on Debates by John Lansing (June 15, 1787)

Met according to Adjournm't.
Mr. Patterson moved Resolves—which I seconded.
Mr. Madison supposed it would be proper to commit them to a Committee of the whole House. After some desultory Debate agreed to.
Butler—Moved to go into Committee immediately.
I moved for the Morning. I declared that tho I had hitherto given my Vote without joining in the Debates my Sentiments were unaltered—our sole Object ought to be fœderal—that these Resolutions afforded an Opportunity of fairly contrasting the Systems, but as the one had been an Object which had engaged the Attention of the Committee a considerable Time—the other recently introduced the House was not prepared to give it that Investigation which its Importance merited.
Randolph spoke in Favor of it. Madison, Wilson, Williamson and Butler against it.
Question unanimously carried.—Copies ordered.
Adjourned till to Morrow.

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