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To: Jacquerie
George Mason (VA) supported the idea.

Interesting chap! Thomas Jefferson said Mason was the wisest man of our generation.

3 posted on 07/25/2011 7:20:51 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Democrats: debt, dependence and derision)
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To: Loud Mime

Mason was certainly no wallflower at the Convention and had a major influence. As for the number of times he spoke, he was a close number four behind Madison, Morris, Wilson.

Despite owning 200+ plus slaves, he was against the institution. I think he would have voted later on for extensive measures against the Slave States’ interests if the Northern States had called their bluff.


4 posted on 07/25/2011 9:28:21 AM PDT by Jacquerie (I know for certain the Constitution means what it says.)
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