Lansing, John, Jr. The Delegate from New York or Proceedings of the Federal Convention of 1787 from the Notes of John Lansing, Jr. Edited by Joseph Reese Strayer. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1939. x, 125 pp. Reprinted 2002, 2018 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584772187; ISBN-10: 1584772182. Hardcover. New. $39.95 * John Lansing, Jr. [1754-1829] attended the Constitutional Convention as a delegate from New York. The notes were apparently intended for his private use, and it appears that he never altered or revised them. His heirs discovered his notes among his papers. Published until 1939, they provide a rich new primary source record for scholars of the Constitutional Convention. These notes are of value not only for their unique perspective on the principals involved, but for the issues regarding the states relationships he documented. Only in Lansing's notes do we find a report of two significant questions regarding states' rights and sovereignty, an explanation of Charles Pinckney's plan for the Senate, an exceptionally careful presentation of Hamilton's speeches on individual and states' rights and an explanation of the final vote on the New Jersey plan.
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