John Lansing [1754-1829] attended the Constitutional Convention as delegates from New York. His heirs discovered his notes among his papers. They were not published until 1939 and provide a rich new primary source record for scholars of the Convention. The notes were apparently intended for his private use only, and do not appear to have been altered or revised by him. Only in Lansing's notes do we find a report of two Constitutional questions regarding states’ rights and sovereignty, an explanation of Charles Pinckney's plan for the Senate, an exceptionally careful presentation of Hamilton's speeches on individual and states’ rights, and an explanation of the final vote on the New Jersey plan. These notes are of value not only for their unique perspective on the principals involved, but for the issues regarding the states relationships he documented. x, 125 pp.