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The author then goes on to state the following corroborative facts, which I condense, to-wit: that in the Convention of 1787, Mr. Ellsworth moved to expunge from the plan of the Constitution ‘the word “national,” and retain the proper title “The United States;” ’ that this was agreed to nem. con.; that, accordingly, the word national was struck out of the proposed ‘Articles of Union’ (as they were then called) twenty-six times; that Ellsworth stated, nem. dis., that ‘he wished the plan to go forth as an amendment to the articles of confederation;’ that all the States had carefully instructed their deputies to make ‘such alterations and provisions as would make the Federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of the Government and the preservation of the Union,’ and had not authorized them to go further; that the preamble adopted declared this union of States to be (in comparision) ‘a more perfect Union;’ that the Convention, after maturing the plan, unanimously, through the pen of Washington, stated their aim to be ‘the Federal Government,’ and that the Congress of States declared on the 13th of September, 1788, that they had received and filed the ratifications of the States,
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