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llustrious names in Virginia history are recorded in the negative: such as Patrick Henry, George Mason, Monroe, Tyler, and others — men who, with all their desire for the Union, distrusted the instrument which was to form its organic law. No sooner was the Government organized, than the struggle at once began between the Virginians, under the lead of Jefferson, contending for a strict construction of the instrument, and the Massachusetts and New York politicians, under the lead of Alams and Hamilton, who endeavored to derive from it unlimited powers, or else to ignore it altogether. For a time, the battle seemed to go against the Virginians; and when the elder Adams was elected to the Presidency, he at once began to exercise, with the aid of Congress, the most alarming powers. It was then that Virginia came forward, not merely through her brilliant statesmen, but in her sovereign person, to protest against the stretches of Executive power which were threatening the liberties of the p