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" An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend... "
Scrap Book on Law and Politics, Men and Times - Page 131
by George Robertson - 1855 - 404 pages
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Notes on the State of Virginia: With an Appendix Relative to the Murder of ...

Thomas Jefferson - Slavery - 1803 - 363 pages
...that they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism was not the government <ve fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...transcend their legal limits, without being effectually, cheqked and restrained by the others. For this reason that convention, which passed the ordinance of...
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Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session ..., Volume 2

United States. Congress. House - United States
...that they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...legal limits without being effectually checked and controlled by the others." Should the proceedings of the Covode committee become a precedent, both...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional history - 1817 - 477 pages
...they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despot*'• ism was not the government we fought for ; but one which " should not only be founded on free principles,...legal limits, without being effectually checked and re" strained by the others. For this reason, that convention which " passed the ordinance of government,...
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The Federalist, on the New Constitution, Written in the Year 1788, by Mr ...

James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1818 - 671 pages
...that they are cho" sen by ourselves. An elective despotism was not the " government we fought for; but one which should not " only be founded on free principles,...the " powers of government should be so divided and ba" lanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no " one could transcend their legal limits,...
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Reports of the Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of 1821 Assembled ...

Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter, William Leete Stone - Constitutional conventions - 1821 - 703 pages
...'A'as noi the {government we fought • for ; but one which should not ody be tmiued un tree principles, but in which the powers of government...divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, us that no one could transcend their legal limi. 5, without being effectually checked anil restrained...
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Reports of the proceedings and debates of the convention of 1821 assembled ...

New York (State). Constitutional Convention, Nathaniel Hazeltine Carter, William Leete Stone - Constitutional conventions - 1821 - 703 pages
...tlespttism was not the government we fought for ; but one which should not only be foumicd on tVce principles, but in which the powers of government...should be so divided and balanced among several bodies ot" magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limi;s, without being effectually checked...
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The North American Review, Volume 23

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1826
...that they are chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism was not the government we fought for ; but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...effectually checked and restrained by the others. For this reason that convention, which passed the ordinance of government, laid its foundation on this...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution

James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1826 - 582 pages
...that they are chosen by ourselves. An " elective dcqwtiim was not the government we fought for ; but " one which should not only be founded on free principles,...effectually " checked, and restrained by the others. For this reason, that " convention which passed the ordinance of government, laid " its foundation...
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The American Quarterly Review, Issues 3-4

Robert Walsh - American literature - 1827
...seventy-three despots would surely be as oppressive as one;" and maintains, that we fought for a government which "should not only be founded' on free principles,...among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one should transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others."...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 3

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1827
...hands, and not by a single one. ' An elective despotism was not the government we fought for ; but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...government should be so divided and balanced among the several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being...
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