Article 1, Section 7, Clauses 2 and 3
James Madison to James K. Tefft3 Dec. 1830Writings 9:427
In the year 1828 I recd. from J. V. Bevan sundry numbers of the "Savannah Georgian," containing continuations of the notes of Majr. Pierce in the Federal Convention of 1827. They were probably sent on account of a marginal suggestion of inconsistency between language held by me in the Convention with regard to an Executive Veto, and a use made of the power by myself, when in the Executive administration. The inconsistency is done away by the distinction, not averted to, between an absolute veto, to which the language was applied, and the qualified veto which was exercised.
The Writings of James Madison. Edited by Gaillard Hunt. 9 vols. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900--1910. See also: Federalist
© 1987 by The University of Chicago