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title:“Notes on Debates by Pierce Butler”
authors:Pierce Butler
date written:1787-6-11

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Butler, Pierce. "Notes on Debates by Pierce Butler." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 70. Print.
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Notes on Debates by Pierce Butler (June 11, 1787)

Guery. Are we to enter into a Compact with Slaves. No! Are the Men of Massachusetts to put their hands in our purses. No! The Gentleman makes a Calculation of the possibility of four out voting 6. Are not the four bound by the same law. Well if you take the Blacks out of the Question in One way surely they ought in another. This Country will not pay in proportion to its wealth. The Gentleman says 310th pray is not that a Compact. The Gentleman says no Acct. of Blacks pray of what Acct. are the Number of White Inhabitants of Massachusetts to the southern states if they cant be brought therein to defend it.1

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