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Writing to Count Rochambeau on January 8, 1788, he says that the proposed Constitution is to be submitted to conventions chosen by the people in the several States, and by them approved or rejected—showing what he understood by the people of the United States, who were to ordain and establish it. These same people—that is, the people of the several States—he says in a letter to Lafayette, April 28, 1788, retain everything they do not, by express terms, give up. In a letter written to Benjamin Lincoln October 26, 1788, he refers to the expectation that North Carolina will accede to the Union, and adds, Whoever shall be found to enjoy the confidence of the States so far as to be elected Vice-President, etc.—showing that in the confederated Government, as he termed it, the states were still to act independently, even in the selection of officers of the general government. He wrote to General Knox, June 17, 1788, I can not but hope that the States which may be disposed to make a seces