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3863. IMPEACHMENT, Power of.—

opinion[has been] declared, that not only
officers of the State governments, but every
private citizen of the United States, are impeachable.
Whether they think this the time
to make the declaration, I know not; but if
they bring it on, I think there will not be
more than two votes north of the Potomac
against the universality of the impeaching
To James Madison. Washington ed. iv, 215. Ford ed., vii, 207.
(Pa., Feb. 1798)