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c. the learned professions form no distinct class in society, No. XXXIII. 219
d. the landholders will be well represented by those in whom they have most confidence, without regard to the extent of their property, 220
e. the good effects of a mixed representation, and the impracticability of special delegations from particular classes, 220
f. men possessing the most extensive information will best represent all classes, 221
g. men of strong minds, who belong to no particular class, will sometimes command the attention which is due to their merit, XXXIV. 222
h. men of different trades will seldom possess greater sympathy for each other than the merchant will for both, 222
n. objection, that a power of internal taxation in the Fœderal Congress cannot be exercised with advantage for the want of sufficient knowledge of local circumstances, considered, 224
a. the members from each State can obtain the necessary information, 224
b. systems of finance are usually framed by a few persons, 224
c. local disabilities may be easily ascertained and understood, 225
d. the assessment of property to be taxed will devolve on discreet persons who are acquainted with "local details," 225
e. "the National legislature can make use of the system of each State within that State," 226
f. the proportion of taxes among the States is fixed, and is "to be determined by the numbers of each State," respectively, 226
g. if this power should prove "to be really inconvenient," it need not be used, and requisitions may be resorted to, 226
A. "why not omit that ambiguous power, in the first instance, and rely on requisitions?" answered, 227
a. because, if convenient, this mode will be preferable, 227
b. because the existence of such authority will give greater efficacy to requisitions, 227
o. clashing of authority concerning taxation, State and Fœderal, cannot occur, 227
p. minor objections to the delegation of authority to levy taxes considered, 227