The great leading objects of the federal government…maintain domestic peace…
The great leading objects of the federal government, in which revenue is concerned, are to maintain domestic peace, and provide for the common defense. In these are comprehended the regulation of commerce that is, the whole system of foreign intercourse; the support of armies and navies, and of the civil administration.
Context: Remarks on the New York Ratifying Convention
Tags: civil administration, commerce, common defense, domestic peace, federal government, foreign intercourse, leading objects, regulation