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title:“The Landholder [Oliver Ellsworth]”
authors:Oliver Ellsworth
date written:1787-11-26

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Ellsworth, Oliver. "The Landholder [Oliver Ellsworth]." The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Vol. 3. Ed. Max Farrand. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911. Print.

The Landholder [Oliver Ellsworth] (November 26, 1787)

By the proposed constitution the new Congress will consist of nearly one hundred men; when our population is equal to Great Britain of three hundred men, and when equal to France of nine hundred. Plenty of Lawgivers! why any gentlemen should wish for more is not conceivable.
. . . Convention foreseeing this danger, have so worded the article, that if the people should at any future time judge necessary, they may diminish the representation.

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