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ional government by the States, each of the States rejected a national government, and instructed their delegates to form a federal government.--Edmund Randolph introduced fifteen resolutions, each and all proposing to form a national government, by which, Mr. Randolph said he meant a strong consolidated Union, in which the idea of States would be nearly annihilated," All the large States advocated a national government, and the weaker States, opposed it and favored a federal government. Mr. Pinckney, of South Carolina, offered a resolution to call the new government the "United States of America," but it was voted down, and Mr. Randolph's resolutions in favor of a national government were adopted and referred to a committee of details to form a constitution for a national government.-- Patterson, of New Jersey, Roger Sherman and Oliver Ellsworth of Connecticut, advocated striking out national and inserting federal. It was ultimately done, and to them we were indebted for the late Fed