University of Virginia Library

Search this document 
The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

expand sectionA. 
expand sectionB. 
expand sectionC. 
expand sectionD. 
expand sectionE. 
collapse sectionF. 
2985. FEDERALISTS, States' rights and.—
expand sectionG. 
expand sectionH. 
expand sectionI. 
expand sectionJ. 
expand sectionK. 
expand sectionL. 
expand sectionM. 
expand sectionN. 
expand sectionO. 
expand sectionP. 
expand sectionQ. 
expand sectionR. 
expand sectionS. 
expand sectionT. 
expand sectionU. 
expand sectionV. 
expand sectionW. 
expand sectionX. 
expand sectionY. 
expand sectionZ. 

expand section 
expand section 

2985. FEDERALISTS, States' rights and.—

The federalists, baffled in their schemes
to monarchize us, have given up their name,
which the Hartford Convention had made
odious, and have taken shelter among us
and under our name. But they have only
changed the point of attack. On every question
of the usurpation of State powers by the
Foreign or General Government, the same
men rally together, force the line of demarcation
and consolidate the government. The
judges are at their head as heretofore, and
are their entering wedge. The true old republicans
stand to the line, and will I hope
die on it if necessary.—
To Samuel H. Smith. Ford ed., x, 263.
(M. Aug. 1823)