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1787

November 28, 1787
"Nothing can be more evident than that the thirteen States will be able to support a national government better than one half, or one third, or any number less than the whole. This reflection must have great weight in obviating that objection to the proposed plan, which is founded on the principle of expense; an objection, however, which, when we come to take a nearer view of it, will appear in every light to stand on mistaken ground."

"Publius" [Alexander Hamilton], "Federalist No. 13th," first published in the Independent Journal, November 28, 1787
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