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All affairs which concern this state only are to be determined by our representatives coming from all parts of the state; all affairs which concern the Union at large are to be determined by representatives coming from all parts of the Union. Thus, then, the general government is to be taken care of, and the state governments to be preserved.




James Iredell, 1751–1799, U. S. Justice of the Supreme Court, North Carolina Ratifying Convention, July 25, 1788

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James Iredell
James Iredell
  • Born: October 5, 1751
  • Died: October 20, 1799
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James Iredell was one of the first Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was appointed by President George Washington and served from 1790 until his death in 1799. His son, James Iredell Jr., was a Governor of North Carolina.

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