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Noah Webster

January 01, 1700 - January 01, 1700
"Perfection is not the lot of humanity. Instead of censuring the small faults of the constitution, I am astonished, that so many clashing interests have been reconciled--and so many sacrifices made to the general interest! The mutual concessions made by the gentlemen of the convention, reflect the highest honor on their cando and liberality; at the same time, they prove that their minds were deeply impressed with a conviction, that such mutual sacrifices are essential to our union."source: An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, Philadelphia, October 17, 1787.constitution, perfection, sacrifice, public interest, unity

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