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2 “Citizens by birth or choice of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you in your National capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism, more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.” --Washington's Farewell Address.
3 In the Federal Convention of 1787 (Debate of Monday, June 18th):Mr. Hamilton, of New York, said: “The General power, whatever be its form, if it preserves itself, must swallow up the State Governments. Otherwise, it would be swallowed up by them. It is against all the principles of good government to vest the requisite powers in such a body as Congress. Two sovereignties cannot exist within the same limits.” Mr. Wilson. of Pennsylvania (June 20th), “was tenacious of the idea of preserving the State Governments.” But in the next day's debate: “Taking the matter in the more general view, lie saw no danger to the States from the General Government. On the contrary, he conceived that, in spite of every precaution, the General (Government would be in perpetual danger of encroachments from the State Governments.” And Mr. Madison, of Virginia, “was of the opinion, in the first place, that there was less danger of encroachment from the General Government than from the State Governments; and, in the second place, that the mischiefs from the encroachments would be less fatal, if made by the former, than if made by the latter.” --Madison's Papers, vol. II., pp. 884, 903, 921.
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