NOTES OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON IN THE
FEDERAL CONVENTION OF 1787.1
I. NOTES FOR JUNE 1, 1787.1--The way to prevent a majority from having an
interest to oppress the minority is to enlarge the
2--Elective Monarchies turbulent and unhappy--Men unwilling to admit so decided a superiority of
merit in an individual as to accede to his appointment
to so preeminent a station--If several are admitted as there will be many competitors of equal merit they may be all included--
contention prevented--and the republican genius
|I Situation of this Country peculiar--|
|II Taught the people an ervasion to Monarchy--|
|III All their constitutions opposed to it--|
|IV Fixed character of the people opposed to it--|
|V If proposed twill prevent a fair discussion of the
VI Why cannot three execute?--Great exertions
only requisite on particular occasions.
View [or Voice]
--Legislature may appoint a dictator when necessary--
Safety to liberty the great
--Seeds of destruction--Slaves--[former Continental
army struck out] might be safely enlisted--
--May appoint men devoted to them--and even
bribe the legislature by offices--
--Chief Magistrate must be free from impeachment____________________
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Book title: Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States.
Contributors: Charles C. Tansill - Author, Library of Congress Legislative Reference Service - OrganizationName.
Publisher: Govt. Print. Office.
Place of publication: Washington.
Publication year: 1927.
Page number: 913.
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