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

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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. 56. Print.

Notes on Debates by John Lansing (June 6, 1787)

Met according to Adjournment. 4th Resolve—C. Pinkney moves—dele People and insert Legislature. Messrs. Wilson, Gerry, Sherman spoke in Favor of Amendment. Mr. Mason, Mr. Reed, Mr. Dickinson and Mr. Maddison against it. Mr. Sherman in the Course of his Remarks observed that the general Government could only have the Regulation of Trade and some other matters of general Concern and not to all the Affairs of the Union.1 Wilson moved to reconsider that Part of the System which gives the Executive a Right of objecting to national Laws and to Judicial as a Council of Revision. Mr. Maddison seconded it. Neg. 8 States—Affirm. 3. New York aff. C. Pinkney gave Notice that on Friday he would move to reconsider the Clause authorizing national Legislature to negative all Laws. Adjourned till to Morrow.

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