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CCXXXIII.: Lord Dorchester to Lord Sydney. 3 - Max Farrand, The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, vol. 3 
The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, ed. Max Farrand (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911). Vol. 3.
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Lord Dorchester to Lord Sydney.3
It is generally admitted that the federal convention which assembled at Philadelphia in 1787, was composed of many of the ablest men in the states; after much previous discussion, three plans were submitted to their consideration and debated:
1st. That of New Jersey, supposed to be the production of Governor Livingston, which went merely to the increase of the powers of the present congress; it was judged insufficient.
2nd. Colonel Hamilton’s, that had in view the establishment of a monarchy, and the placing the crown upon the head of a foreign prince, which was overruled, although supported by some of the ablest members of the convention.
3rd. That of Virginia which was adopted.
[3 ]Communication enclosed by Lord Dorchester in a letter to Lord Sydney, October 14, 1788; printed in Report on Canadian Archives, 1890, p. 101.