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title:“James Madison to James Hillhouse”
authors:James Madison
date written:1830-5

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Madison, James. "Letter to James Hillhouse." The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Vol. 3. Ed. Max Farrand. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1911. Print.

James Madison to James Hillhouse (May 1830)

Montpellier, May —, 1830.
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The difficulty of reconciling the larger States to the equality in the Senate, is known to have been the most threatening that was encountered in framing the Constitution. It is known, also, that the powers committed to that body, comprehending, as they do, Legislative, Executive, and Judicial functions, was among the most serious objections, with many, to the adoption of the Constitution.

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