On the Amendment to the Constitution.
House of Representatives, December 9, 1804.
Mr. JACKSON. The fate of the other little republics warranted the idea that
the smaller members would be swallowed up by the larger ones, who would, in
turn, attack each other; and thus the liberty achieved by the blood of some of
the bravest men that ever lived would pass away without leaving a trace behind
it. They, therefore, yielded every thing to the little states, knowing they
were not numerous, and naturally jealous of the large ones. If we examine the
Constitution, we shall find the whole of the grant powers of the government
centred in the Senate.