: Gordon S. Wood
UNC Press Books
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“The community, however represented, ought to remain the supreme authority
and ultimate judicature.” In the people alone “that plenary power rests and abides
which all agree should rest somewhere.” To someone steeped in British legal
thought this explicit reten62. Ibid., 75, 78, 80, 76, 75, 79, 75, 76. 63. Ibid., 209.
Compare Webster's thinking in 1787–88 with his earlier views expressed in his
Sketches of American Policy
(Hartford, 1785), esp. 6. Webster, even as the
Sketches was ...