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ergy in government with a due regard to liberty and the republican form,"

No. XXXVI. 241
c. the difficulty of "marking the proper line of partition between the authority of the General, and that of the State governments," 242
d. "the interfering pretensions of the larger and smaller States," 245
e. "other combinations [of the States], resulting from a difference of local position and policy," 245
E. it need not excite wonder if the proposed Constitution shall want harmony between its several parts, 246
F. the experience of the past, on similar subjects, when compared with the result in this case, proves, 246
a. that the Convention was not afflicted with party animosities, and, 247
b. that "all the deputations composing the Convention were finally accommodated," 247
G. "in every case reported by ancient history in which government has been established with deliberation and consent," it has been framed by a single individual, XXXVII. 247
H. the difficulties which they experienced in the establishment of their governments, 248
I. the errors which the new system contains are rather the result of the defect of antecedent experience, than of the want of accuracy and care in preparing it, 249
a. proved from general causes, 249
b. from the peculiar amendments to the Articles of Confederation which have been proposed for ratification, 250
J. the present situation of America considered, 250
a. the severity of "her malady," 251
b. the diversity of the advice given for her relief, 251
c. improbability that those who object to the new system could improve it, 254
d. the proposed Constitution, notwithstanding its defects, an improvement on the old one, 254
e. the principal grounds of objection to the new one exist, or are permitted to be exercised, under the old one, 255
f. answer, that notwithstanding these practices, under the old constitution, they are rendered harmless by the entire dependence of the Congress on the constituent States, considered, 256
g. the Congress not open to censure for assuming doubtful authority, 257
2. "a candid survey of the plan of government reported by the Convention," XXXVIII. 258