forgotten,—an only son, heir to very large estates, a man of spirit and honor, keenly sensitive to right, faultless as a son, a son-in-law, a husband, possessing a gentleness of nature and a candor that ever endeared him to the friends of freedom.
In the opinion of Cadwallader Colden, the president of the Council,
This plan is in Colden's handwriting.
No date is annexed; but its general tone points to the year 1760, just before he was made lieu-tenant-governor, and after the death of Delancey.
He includes in his plan permanent commissions to the judges, which was the subject that at that time occupied his mind. the democratical or popular part of the American constitution was too strong for the other parts, and in time might swallow them both up, and endanger the dependence of the plantations on the crown of Great Britain.
chap. XVI.} 1760. dies were, a perpetual revenue, fixed salaries, and an hereditary council of privileged landholders, in imitation of the Lords