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"the idea of a national Government as contra distinguished from a federal one, never entered into the mind of any of them [the people], and to the public mind we must accommodate ourselves. We have no power to go beyond the federal scheme, and if we had the people are not ripe for any other."

this was one of his quotes. you might find more at this website:

http://www.history.army.mil/books/RevWar/ss/paterson.htm

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He proposed the New Jersey plan a unicameral legislative body with equal representation from each state.

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He came up with what is known as the New Jersey Plan. It benefited the smaller states with the plan to have representation based equal as a larger state.

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William Patterson proposed and was in favor of the "New Jersey Plan" as opposed to the "Virginia Plan" to determine how states should be represented in Congress.

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a merchant .(: <3

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New Jersey Plan

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