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James McHenry [ANTIFEDERALIST No. 62]
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 [[historicaldocuments:​anti-federalist:​index|Index to the Anti-Federalist Papers]] [[historicaldocuments:​anti-federalist:​index|Index to the Anti-Federalist Papers]]
-====== ANTIFEDERALIST No. 62 ======+====== ANTIFEDERALIST No. 63 ======
 ===== On The Organization And Powers Of The Senate (Part 2) ===== ===== On The Organization And Powers Of The Senate (Part 2) =====
  . . . . The senate is an assembly of 26 members, two from each state; though the senators are apportioned on the federal plan, they will vote individually. They represent the states, as bodies politic, sovereign to certain purposes. The states being sovereign and independent,​ are all considered equal, each with the other in the senate. In this we are governed solely by the ideal equalities of sovereignties;​ the federal and state governments forming one whole, and the state governments an essential part, which ought always to be kept distinctly in view, and preserved. I feel more disposed, on reflection, to acquiesce in making them the basis of the senate, and thereby to make it the interest and duty of the senators to preserve distinct, and to perpetuate the respective, sovereignties they shall represent. . . .  . . . . The senate is an assembly of 26 members, two from each state; though the senators are apportioned on the federal plan, they will vote individually. They represent the states, as bodies politic, sovereign to certain purposes. The states being sovereign and independent,​ are all considered equal, each with the other in the senate. In this we are governed solely by the ideal equalities of sovereignties;​ the federal and state governments forming one whole, and the state governments an essential part, which ought always to be kept distinctly in view, and preserved. I feel more disposed, on reflection, to acquiesce in making them the basis of the senate, and thereby to make it the interest and duty of the senators to preserve distinct, and to perpetuate the respective, sovereignties they shall represent. . . .
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