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Chapter 2: The convention of 1787 diversity of opinion Luther Martin's account of the three parties the question of representation Compromise effected Randolph's resolutions the word national condemned plan of Government framed difficulty with regard to ratification, and its solution provision for secession from the Union views of Gerry and Madison false Interpretations close of the convention. When the convention met in Philadelphia in May, 1787, it soon became evide
All that is requisite for the present purpose is to notice a few particulars of special significance or relevancy to the subject of inquiry.
Early in the session of the convention a series of resolutions was introduced by Edmund Randolph of Virginia, embodying a proposed plan of government, which were considered in committee of the whole House, and formed the basis of a protracted discussion.
The first of these resolutions, as amended before a vote was taken, was in these w