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Propositions for amending the constitution of the United States, submitted by Mr. Hillhouse to the Senate on the twelfth day of April, 1808, with his explanatory remarks.

Hillhouse, James.

Published by [Washington], 1808
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Hillhouse, a United States Senator from Connecticut, put forth these seven amendments in the hopes of diminishing corruption and partisan politics. One of the most interesting is => the suggestion that the President of the U.S. be chosen by lottery from among the existing senators, to serve a one-year term! Following Hillhouse's discussion of his purpose and reasoning, the actual amendments have a separate title-page. => First edition. Second and third editions were printed at New Haven by Oliver Steele & Co. in the same year as this first. 12mo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). 52, [2], 7 pp. Sabin 31883; Shaw & Shoemaker 15230. Recent marbled paper?covered boards, front cover with printed paper label. Pages with a few scattered spots of light staining and occasional early inked corrections; old stitching holes in inner margins. Page edges untrimmed. In fact, quite a nice copy. Bookseller Inventory # 25210

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Title: Propositions for amending the constitution ...

Publisher: [Washington]

Publication Date: 1808

Edition: 1st Edition

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