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Butler, Pierce (1744-1822) [New Jersey plan]: Resolved that the Articles of Confederation....

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00819.07 Author/Creator: Butler, Pierce (1744-1822) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Manuscript document Date: 15 June 1787 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: "Jersey" -docket on p.8. Full transcript of the New Jersey Plan in hand of Robert Lansing, Jr.. Charles Hamilton thought this document might be written in the hand of Spaight, but SK identified later as John Lansing, Jr.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Keywords/Subjects: US Constitution, US Constitutional Convention, Government and Civics, Law, Articles of Confederation

Sub Era: Creating a New Government