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title:“William Cushing's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention”
authors:William Cushing
date written:1788-1-24

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Cushing, William. "William Cushing's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention." The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution. Vol. 6. Ed. Gaspare J. Saladino and John P. Kaminski. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2000. 1343-44. Print.
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Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston

William Cushing's Notes of the Massachusetts Ratification Convention (January 24, 1788)

Mr. DALTON observes that Mr. Singletary introduced out-of-door talk, and gave a just foundation for Mr. King's observations.
Gen. BROOKS, of Lincoln. The rights of the general government are distinct from the particular governments, because all rights not given to the general government remain to the States—the word guaranty does not imply a gift or grant, but a warrant and defence.
Mr. WEDGERY. Our Constitutions are not our defence why should Congress guarantee a republican form—they may notwithstanding, unite us into one republican form—every body knows that Congress have no power but what is given them—the question is, what is given them.
Hon. Mr ADAMS. To guarantee is not to—
Mr. PARSONS, on the guarantee.
Mr. DAWES.
Adjourned.

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