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title:“Rufus King to C. King”
authors:Rufus King
date written:1824-3-23

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

Rufus King to C. King (March 23, 1824)

Senate Chamber, 23 March, 1824.
The election of the Pr., as it is one of the most important, so it is one of the most intricate provisions of the Constitution, and in its object, except in the first stage of the process, is assigned to the States acting in their federal equal capacity. For this reason, measures which may be employed in the several States, under regulations and provisions of simple, and single sovereignties, could not be adopted in the balanced system of the Constitution of the U. S. — a compact between the States, wh. contains special provisions whereby the executive, legislative and judicial officers must be appointed.
Because Conventions may be, and are, held to nominate State officers it does not hence result that they may be held in order to concentrate the opinion, of the States, relative to the election of any officer of the U. S.

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