James Madison Papers

Impeachment of the President, [8 September] 1787

Impeachment of the President

[8 September 1787]

Mr. Madison objected to a trial of the President by the Senate, especially as he was to be impeached by the other branch of the Legislature, and for any act which might be called a misdemesnor. The President under these circumstances was made improperly dependent. He would prefer the supreme Court for the trial of impeachments, or rather a tribunal of which that should form a part.

Ms (DLC).

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