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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... "
Eloquence of the United States - Page 136
1827
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Notes on the State of Virginia: With an Appendix Relative to the Murder of ...

Thomas Jefferson - Slavery - 1803 - 363 pages
...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 their legal limits, without being effectually, cheqked and restrained by the others. For this reason that convention, which passed the ordinance of...
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Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session ..., Volume 2

United States. Congress. House - United States
...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...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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Federalist on the New Constitution Written in 1788

1817 - 417 pages
...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...legal limits, without being effectually checked and re" strained by the others. For this reason, that convention which " passed the ordinance of government,...
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The Federalist, on the New Constitution, Written in the Year 1788, by Mr ...

James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1818 - 671 pages
...free principles, but in which the " powers of government should be so divided and ba" lanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no " one could...effectually checked and restrained by the others. For •• this reason, that convention winch passed the ordi" nance of government, laid its foundation...
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The North American Review, Volume 23

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1826
...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...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 Federalist: On the New Constitution

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay - Constitutional law - 1826 - 582 pages
...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...effectually " checked, and restrained by the others. For this reason, that " convention which passed the ordinance of government, laid " its foundation...
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The North American Review, Volume 23

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1826
...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...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 American Quarterly Review, Issues 3-4

Robert Walsh - American literature - 1827
...government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one should transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others." Mr. Jefferson produces instances in which, for want of such restraints, the legislature of Virginia...
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Notes on the State of Virginia

Thomas Jefferson - Slavery - 1832 - 280 pages
...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...legal limits, without being effectually checked and re123 strained by the others. For this reason that convention, which passed the ordinance of government,...
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The Life and Political Opinions of Martin Van Buren

William M. Holland - Presidents - 1835 - 364 pages
...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...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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