June 18, 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 has 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.


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