James Madison Papers

Notes for Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1 October 1829

Divn. of powers to weaken each br. & to balance the whole [ ] Hence Leg. Ex. & Judy. The 2 houses, the veto of Ex & indepce of Judges, liable however to impt. & removal &c

Case of negroes--persons as well as property. the sympathy of white population in one branch of Legisl: protect ym agst. masters—the interest of masters protect ym agst. disproportionate taxation.

Charters of incorpn. secured agst—perpetuities—

By laws to be subject to veto of Genl. authory—

Definition of Libel

Rel. Liberty

Ms (ViHi).

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