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" It will be no alleviation that these powers will be exercised by a plurality of hands, and not by a single one. One hundred and seventy-three despots would surely be as oppressive as one. "
Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of the Commonwealth of ... - Page 391
by Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention - 1837
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Notes on the State of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson - Indians of North America - 1801 - 402 pages
...plurality of hands, and not by a fingle one : 173 defpots would furely be as oppreffive as one. Let thofe who doubt it turn their eyes on the republic of Venice. As little v/ill it avail us that they are chofen by ourfelves. An eiefiive defpot´fm was not the government...
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Notes on the State of Virginia: With an Appendix Relative to the Murder of ...

Thomas Jefferson - Indians of North America - 1803 - 386 pages
...exercised by plurality of hands, and not Uy a single one. 173 despots would surely be as oppressive as one. Let those who doubt it turn their eyes on the republic...ourselves. An elective despotism was not the government <ve fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional history - 1817 - 570 pages
...not by a single one. One hundred and seventy-three despots, " would shurely be as oppressive as one. Let those who doubt "it, turn their eyes on the republic...us that 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...
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The Federalist, on the New Constitution, Written in the Year 1788, by Mr ...

James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1818 - 882 pages
...not by a single one. One hundred and seventy" three despots would surely he as oppressive as one. " Let those who doubt it, turn their eyes on the republic...of Venice. As little will it avail us that they are cho" sen by ourselves. An elective despotism was not the " government we fought for; but one which...
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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 - 718 pages
...republic of Venice. As l<ltle will it avail us that they are chosen by mirselves. An etfcfire 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...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution

James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1826 - 736 pages
...not by a single one. One hundred and seventy-three " despots would surely be as oppressive as one. Let those " who doubt it, turn their eyes on the republic...us, 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...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Virginia State Convention of ..., Pages 94-830

Virginia. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1830 - 932 pages
...and not by a single one. One hundred and seventy-three despots would surely be as oppressive as one. Let those who doubt it. turn their eyes on the Republic...only be founded on free principles, but in which the power of Government should be so divided and balanced, among several bodies of magistracy, as that...
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The Life and Political Opinions of Martin Van Buren

William M. Holland - Presidents - 1835 - 374 pages
...and not by a single one. One hundred and seventy-three despots would surely be as oppressive as one. Let those who doubt it turn their eyes on the republic...will it avail us that they are chosen by ourselves. 14* An elective despotism was not the government we fought for ; but one wnich should not only be founded...
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The Life and Political Opinions of Martin Van Buren, Vice President of the ...

William M. Holland - 1836 - 404 pages
...and not by a single one. One hundred and seventy-three despots would surely be as oppressive as one. Let those who doubt it turn their eyes on the republic...us 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,...
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The Federalist: On the New Constitution, Written in the Year 1788

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional history - 1837 - 516 pages
...not by " a single one. One hundred and seventy-three despots would " surely be as oppressive as one. Let those who doubt it, " turn their eyes on the republic...not only be founded on free principles, but in which tlie-powers "of government should be so divided and balanced among " several bodies of magistracy,...
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