GLC 1800.05A. The Gilder
MACAULAY (1731-1791). Autograph draft signed, dated Binfield
[Berkshire], April 1790, to Mercy Warren.
Macaulay responded to Warren's
concerns about the American Constitution and the power of
the new federal government. She wrote that she was in agreement
with the "opinions of my sensible Friend." She,
too, worried that the "insidious distinctions of aristocracy
will be easily introduced and the more so from the circumstance
of the Legislator being divided into an upper and a lower
house." Macaulay also compared the new French government
with the American system.
The French in establishing
their government had equally with the Americans an eye to
their neighbors the English but the vicinity of the two
countrys furnished them with the opportunity of seeing the
deformities of our government...