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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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Life of James Buchanan: Fifteenth President of the United States, Volume 2

George Ticknor Curtis - Buchanan, James - 1883 - 425 pages
...chosen by ourselves. An elective despotism was not the government we fought for, but one which shouM not only be founded on free principles, but in which...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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American Constitutions: The Relations of the Three Departments as Adjusted ...

Horace Davis - Constitutional law - 1884 - 70 pages
...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, but in which the powers of the government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy as that no one...
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The Writings and Speeches of Samuel J. Tilden, Volume 1

Samuel Jones Tilden - United States - 1885
...despotic government." " An elective despotism," said he, " was not the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on free principles,...which the powers of government should be so divided among several bodies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being...
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The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science

Johns Hopkins University - History - 1885
...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, but in which the powers of the government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy as that no one...
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The Southwestern Reporter, Volume 165

Law reports, digests, etc - 1914
...the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but one in which the powers of government should be so divided...among several bodies of magistracy as that no one should transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by others.' 'To...
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The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States, Being ...

James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional history - 1888 - 586 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,...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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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1891 - 1550 pages
...their eyes on 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,...magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal hmits without being effectually checked and restrained by the others." Yet Virginia lived voluntarily...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1891 - 1550 pages
...their eyes on the republic of Venice. An elective despotism is not the government we fought for ; bat one which should not only be founded on free principles,...divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, aa that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained...
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The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: 1781-1784

Thomas Jefferson - Presidents - 1894
...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, [215] laid its foundation...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 133

Indiana. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1893
...the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but one in which the powers of government should be so divided...among several bodies of magistracy as that no one should transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked and restrained by others." To...
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