Washington and His Colleagues: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of Federalism

Washington and His Colleagues: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of Federalism

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Washington and His Colleagues: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of Federalism

Washington and His Colleagues: A Chronicle of the Rise and Fall of Federalism

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WASHINGTON was glad to remain at Mount Vernon as long as possible after he had consented to serve as President, enjoying the life of a country gentleman, which was now much more suited to his taste than official employment. He was weary of public duties and the heavy demands upon his time which had left him with little leisure for his private life at home. His correspondence during this period gives ample evidence of his extreme reluctance to reassume public responsibilities. To bring the matter to its true proportions, it must be remembered that to the view of the times the new constitution was but the latest attempt to tinker the federal scheme . . .

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