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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:762
AUTHOR:Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804)
QUOTATION:Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.
ATTRIBUTION:ALEXANDER HAMILTON, remarks at the New York convention on the adoption of the federal Constitution, Poughkeepsie, New York, June 27, 1788.—Jonathan Elliot, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution…, vol. 2, p. 348 (1836, reprinted 1937).

  Hamilton was referring to the House of Representatives.
SUBJECTS:Government—by the people
 
 
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