Remarks Concerning the Government and the Laws of the United States of America; In Four Letters, Addressed to Mr. Adams
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1785 edition. Excerpt: ...upon the prefs; reftraints obvious to every enquirer-and, therefore, neither wanting nor admitting, during the fhort courfe of thefe natural remarks, the leaf t enumeration. Such falutary reftraints (which do not wound the trunk; nor branch; nor 'twig-nor even hurt the leaf; but, only Cut away the dangerous excref-cence) demand, and aftually receive the full obedience of our well-intentioned fellow-fubjefts. To thefe do we fubmit; and, perhaps, partly, in order to indulge, with lefi re/lraint, the nectffury excrcife of our freedom: " IJeo, legibusfervimus, ut liheri fimus." Abbe' de Mably appears defirous to exclude from the prefs nil, except" the learned who ftudy the fecrets of nature; who "-feek for truth amidft the Shattered fragments of antiquity " and the obfcurity of modern times; and who write concern-" ing the laws, the regulations, the decrees and the particular " arrangements of the fyftems of politics and of adminiflra-" tion." May not the executive fervants of the ftate, and numberlefs individuals, enjoying too large a fhare of.power and of influence, at fome particular period, difplay a marked propenfity to violate the rights and privileges of their fellow-citizens? On fuch occalions, muft ni warning voice be lifted up, in time, to crufh the evil at its outfet? May not Ciccrt. But, forms of government They flood upon their guard againft the imbecility of the human But, it is needlefs to croud queftion upon queftion to prove the impolicy (too foft a term) of the recommended reftridi-ons of our author upon the freedom of the pre&. It Teems extraordinary that the ftater of New York and New Jerfey fhould (unlefs i have overlooked the patfage) maintain, in their new conftitutions, a profound filcncc re-fpefting this important fubjeft....
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