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 Ratification of the Constitution Indexes | Index to Volumes 4–7: Ratification of the Constitution by the States: Massachusetts | C |  Constitutional Convention

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– accommodation of jarring interests [5 references]

– aim was national defense, peace and credit [2 references]

– aim was not to preserve liberties [1 reference]

– Americans should accept whatever it reports [6 references]

– and Annapolis Convention [3 references]

– annihilated state sovereignty [2 references]

– debate over revising or replacing Articles of Confederation [17 references]

– violates Articles of Confederation in ratification procedure [5 references]

– Committee of Detail [2 references]

– Committee of Style [1 reference]

– confidence in [2 references]

– Constitution should not be ratified merely because of respectability of [1 reference]

– could not please everyone [1 reference]

– defense of [12 references]

– character of delegates to [14 references]

– election of delegates to by various states [1 reference]

– debate over whether delegates to violated their commissions [29 references]

– delegates act as representatives of states not as private persons [1 reference]

– delegates considered themselves representatives of America [1 reference]

– some delegates left early [2 references]

– delegates to elected to state ratifying conventions [4 references]

– and desire to ratify Constitution speedily [2 references]

– emancipation of slaves was not within their province [1 reference]

– fear that South was over represented in [1 reference]

– framed the best possible system of government [2 references]

– Benjamin Franklin in [17 references]

– Elbridge Gerry in, xliii, xlvi, 13–16n, 22, 57, 94, 95, 98, 193–94n, 199–200, 281, 282n, 297, 370, 536, 539n, 622–23, 686, 697n, 800, 802n, 1081, 1082, 1082n, 1175, 1182, 1239n, 1258, 1260, 1263, 1266, 1267–7ln [3 references]

– God’s role in [7 references]

– good of the whole was aim [1 reference]

– and Nathaniel Gorham on representation [1 reference]

– and granting tax power to Congress [2 references]

– great majority in supports Constitution thus it must be good [1 reference]

– Alexander Hamilton as only signer from New York [1 reference]

– and inspection laws [1 reference]

– interest in opinions of leads to reprinting of Genuine Information [1 reference]

– Rufus King in [15 references]

– Luther Martin’s defense of Elbridge Gerry in [4 references]

– George Mason in [14 references]

– Mass. wanted only amendment of Articles of Confederation [1 reference]

– Mass. appoints delegates to [5 references]

– Mass. legislature had no authority to appoint delegates to [3 references]

– Mass. delegates in [8 references]

– debate over whether Mass. delegates violated their commissions [8 references]

– and appointment of members to Mass. Convention [2 references]

– members of Congress as delegates to feel impotence of Congress [1 reference]

– members of receive Dunlap and Claypoole printing of Constitution [1 reference]

– reasons for departure of New York delegates to [1 reference]

– comments on the three non-signers [5 references]

– Pa. delegates outnumber Mass. and New England delegates [3 references]

– population estimates used by [1 reference]

– preservation of Union a goal of [1 reference]

– and privy council [1 reference]

– propositions concerning appellate jurisdiction of law and fact in [1 reference]

– Dane’s reasons for and against [1 reference]

– resolutions of [2 references]

– result was a product of compromise [1 reference]

– Rhode Island unrepresented in [8 references]

– saw no need for a bill of rights [1 reference]

– and secrecy of [9 references]

– shows Americans can unite when necessary [1 reference]

– signing of Constitution in [1 reference]

– some were advocates of the British system [1 reference]

– surprising that members of would endanger liberty [1 reference]

– suspicion of [2 references]

– thanked [2 references]

– twelve states attend [3 references]

– unanimity of [8 references]

– Virginia Plan in [2 references]

– George Washington in [10 references]

– George Washington’s letter to President of Congress [5 references]

– weather during [2 references]

– call of [14 subentries]

– criticism of [17 subentries]

– debates in over [13 subentries]

– praise of [62 references + 13 subentries]