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George Clymer to Benjamin Rush
18 June 1789
To this knotty business has just succeeded another— It has for three days past been maintained by Gerry &c. that in the removal of officers the president has constitutionally but a divided power— this position tending to the utter subversion of the executive
been combated with the utmost force of Madison and Ames
, yet they still hold out against eloquence and reason and have asked another day—. I think I see however a clear majority against them.
Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America,
ed. Charlene Bickford, et al.
(Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 1999).
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