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Jensen, Merrill; Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Pennsylvania
2 (1976)

C. Public and private commentaries on the proceedings of the assembly on 28-29 September 1787,   pp. 121-126


Page 126

126                                        I. ASSEMBLY AND CONSTITUTION
the scrutiny of the new     government revive old quarrels on the bal-
ance of the three branches of administration.
1. RC (Tr), Correspondance Politique, ttats-Unis, Vol. 32, ff. 368-69, Archives
du Ministbre des Affaires Rtrangbres, Paris, France. Otto had been French charg6
d'affaires since 1785 and was France's principal diplomatic agent in the United
States until the arrival in January 1788 of the Comte de Moustier as minister
plenipotentiary. The Comte de Montmorin was the French Minister of Foreign
Affairs.
2. Otto refers to the "Address of the Seceding Assemblymen," I:B above.
3. Otto, writing the day after the state election, was wrong. Only two of the
seventeen seceding members eligible for reelection to the Assembly were defeated.


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