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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 Federalist and Other Contemporary Papers on the Constitution of the ...

Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison - United States - 1894 - 945 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, but in which the powers of government should 1>e so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897: 1861-1869

United States. President, James Daniel Richardson - Presidents - 1897
...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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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Prepared Under ...

United States. President - Presidents - 1897
...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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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1907, Volume 5

United States. President, James Daniel Richardson - United States - 1897
...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 the...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume 7

United States. President - United States - 1897
...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 the...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume 5

United States. President, James Daniel Richardson - United States - 1911
...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 the...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897: 1849-1861

United States. President, James Daniel Richardson - Presidents - 1897
...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,...government should be so divided and balanced among several Ixxlies of magistracy as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually checked...
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The Rise and Growth of American Politics: A Sketch of Constitutional Development

Henry Jones Ford - United States - 1898 - 409 pages
...indifferent. In 1781, Jefferson wrote, "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." 1 He was thinking, however, of the changes in the Virginia constitution by which the selection of 1...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897: 1861-1869

United States. President - Presidents - 1899
...ourselves. An elective desi=^?otism was not the government we fought for, but one which should fl^«^ lot only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of gove/ — _»iiinient should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of mi tracy as that no...
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The Jeffersonian Cyclopedia: A Comprehensive Collection of the Views of ...

Thomas Jefferson - Conduct of life - 1900 - 1009 pages
...elective despotism was not the government we fought for, but one which should not only be founded on true free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among general bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits without being effectually...
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