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 Posted: Thu Nov 29th, 2007 09:17 pm
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Doc C

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I differ in opinion as to the arguments at the constitutional convention revolveing around big and little states. Again going back to Madison who stated "the states were divided into different interests not by their difference of size but principally from their having or not having slaves......It did not lie between the large and small states: it lay between the Northern and Southern."

Franklin and the Pennsylvanian congressional delegation actually introduced a bill, contrary to the afore agreed upon Article 1, Section 9, paragraph 1 of the constitution which forbade congress from passing any law that abolished or restricted slavery until 1808, which would abolish the slave trade and slavery.

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