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Quote from Elbridge Gerry,

Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts “contended that this power might be made use of to enslave any particular State by buying up its territory, and that the strongholds proposed would be a means of awing the State into an undue obedience to the General Government.”


Elbridge Gerry (more quotes by Elbridge Gerry or books by/about Elbridge Gerry)

(1744-1814) American statesman, diplomat, fifth Vice President of the United States (1813-1814) (Democratic-Republican)


Records of the Federal Convention, James Madison, Sept. 5, 1787


Land, Government, Sovereignty, Constitution, Consent


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