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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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The Life of Hon. Nathaniel Chipman, LL.D.: Formerly Member of the United ...

Daniel Chipman - Judges - 1846 - 402 pages
...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,...be so divided and balanced among several bodies of majestracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and...
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The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Comprising His Correspondence ..., Volume 7

Alexander Hamilton - Finance - 1851
...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 English in America, Volume 2

Thomas Chandler Haliburton - United States - 1851
...their eyes to the republic of Venice. An elective despotism is not the government we fought for ; but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...effectually checked and restrained by the others." 3rd. In former times the laws passed by the local legislature were always submitted to a searching...
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Rule and Misrule of the English in America

Thomas Chandler Haliburton - Canada History To 1763 (New France) - 1851 - 379 pages
...their eyes to the republic of Venice. An elective despotism is not the government we fought for ; but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...effectually checked and restrained by the others." 3d. In former times the laws passed by the local legislature were always submitted to a searching examination...
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Rule and Misrule of the English in America: By the Author of "Sam Slick the ...

Thomas Chandler Haliburton - Canada History To 1763 (New France) - 1851 - 379 pages
...their eyes to the republic of Venice. An elective despotism is not the government we fought for ; but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...effectually checked and restrained by the others." 3d. In former times the laws passed by the local legislature were always submitted to a searching examination...
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The Works of Alexander Hamilton: Political essays [etc., 1792-1804] Contents ...

Alexander Hamilton - Finance - 1851
...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 English in America, Volume 2

Thomas Chandler Haliburton - United States - 1851
...their eyes to the republic of Venice. An elective despotism is not the government we fought for ; but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...powers of government should be so divided and balanced ambng several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being...
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Political

Levi Woodbury - Law - 1852
...214) : "An elective despotism (ft mere legislative power) 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." In the volumes near me, sir, are numerous other grave warnings on this subject ; but I forbear detaining...
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Writings of Levi Woodbury, LL.D. Political, Judicial and Literary

1852
...214) : "An elective despotism (a. mere legislative power) 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.'' Unless this division of powers is sacredly preserved, the next victim will be the smaller branch of...
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The Federalist, on the New Constitution: Written in 1788

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1852 - 496 pages
...that they are fchosen 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...
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