Mr. RUTLIDGE urged & moved that a residence of 7 years shd. be required in the State Wherein the Member shd. be elected. An emigrant from N. England to S. C. or Georgia would know little of its affairs and could not be supposed to acquire a thorough knowledge in less time.
Mr. READ reminded him that we were now forming a Natil. Govt. and such a regulation would correspond little with the idea that we were one people.
Mr. Rutledge’s proposal would have disqualified many of this same Constitutional Convention’s immigrants from Connecticut who claimed to Represent the interests of “we the people” of the State of Georgia.
Mr. Read says, “State and people’s interests be damned”.
Oh, and thanks, Jacquerie!