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Sherman's Speech on Councils

by Grace Mallon (gracemallon)

Cite as: Grace Mallon, ‘Sherman's Speech on Councils’ in Lindsay Chervinsky, Advising the President, Quill Project at Pembroke College (Oxford, 2017), item 144.


In a debate over the number of people who should form the executive magistracy, Roger Sherman of Connecticut agreed with James Wilson that there should be a one-person executive. To Wilson's observation that most of the state executives were made up of a single governor, however, Sherman added that most of the state governors had elected councils to advise them.

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