The Life of Alexander Hamilton: By John T. Morse, Jr, Volume 1

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Little, Brown, and Company, 1876 - Founding Fathers of the United States
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Page 168 - States, to devise such further provisions as shall appear to them necessary to render the constitution of the federal government adequate to the exigencies of the Union...
Page 211 - Monday in May next a Convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several states be held at Philadelphia for the sole and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation...
Page 5 - I shall be present or not, for to confess my weakness, Ned, my ambition is prevalent, so that I contemn the grovelling condition of a clerk or the like, to which my fortune condemns me, and would willingly risk my life, though not my character, to exalt my station. I am confident, Ned, that my youth excludes me from any hopes of immediate preferment, nor do I desire it; but I mean to prepare the way for futurity.
Page 48 - I am not conscious of it, sir; but since you have thought it necessary to tell me so, we part.
Page 190 - Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, and from Maryland, Mr. Ross. Congress having received the report of the Convention lately assembled in Philadelphia, — Resolved, unanimously.
Page 263 - My opinion is, that a reservation of a right to withdraw, if amendments be not decided on under the form of the Constitution within a certain time, is a conditional ratification ; that it does not make New- York a member of the new Union, and consequently that she could not be received on that plan.
Page 418 - I know there are some among us, who would now establish a monarchy. But they are inconsiderable in number and weight of character. The rising race are all republicans. We were educated in royalism ; no wonder, if some of us retain that idolatry still. Our young people are educated in republicanism ; an apostasy from that to royalism, is unprecedented and impossible.
Page 48 - Andre's tale comes to be told, and present resentment is over ; the refusing him the privilege of choosing the manner of his death will be branded with too much obstinacy. It was proposed to me to suggest to him the idea of an exchange for Arnold ; but I knew I should have forfeited his esteem by doing it, and therefore declined it. As a man of honor he could not but reject it ; and I would not for the world have proposed to him a thing which must have placed me in the unamiable light of supposing...
Page 79 - To be more exposed in the eyes of the world, and more contemptible than we already are, is hardly possible.
Page 232 - I believe the British government forms the best model the world ever produced, and such has been its progress in the minds of the many, that this truth gradually gains ground. This government has for its object public strength and individual security. It is said with us to be unattainable. If it was once formed it would maintain itself.

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