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The Life of Gouverneur Morris
its political necessity. And what does
this political necessity require in the present instance? Not that
‘Political necessity therefore requires, that this power
should be placed in the hands of one part of the empire. Is it a question which part? Let me answer by asking another. Pray which part of the empire protects trade
? Which part of the empire receives almost immense sums to guard the rest? And what danger is in the trust? Some men object, that
‘If I remember, in one of those kind letters with which you have honored me, you desire my thoughts on matters as they rise. How much pleasure I take in complying with your requests let my present letter convince you. If I am faulty in telling things, which you know better than I do, you must excuse this fault, and a thousand others for which I can make no apology. I am, Sir, &c.
In another paper written about the same time, he undertakes to state on what terms he supposes a reconciliation be-
From The Life of Gouverneur Morris: With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers; Detailing Events in the American Revolution, The French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States, by Jared Sparks, Volume 1, Boston: Gray & Bowen, 1832, p 26. Some minor edits may have been made, but an attempt has been made to preserve the original spelling. Although some effort has been made to correct the limitations of OCR technology, if you find an error please report it to email@example.com.
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