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3853. IMPEACHMENT, Faction and.—

I see nothing in the mode of proceeding by
impeachment but the most formidable weapon
for the purposes of dominant faction that
ever was contrived. It would be the most effectual
one for getting rid of any man whom
they consider as dangerous to their views.—
To James Madison. Washington ed. iv, 211. Ford ed., vii, 202.
(Pa., Feb. 1798)