Epilogue: Securing the Republic

CHAPTER 18 | Document 1

James McHenry, Anecdote 18--

Farrand 3:85

A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy--A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it.

The Founders' Constitution
Volume 1, Chapter 18, Document 1
The University of Chicago Press

Farrand, Max, ed. The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Rev. ed. 4 vols. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1937.

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