"Short Sketch of a Democratical Form of Government."

Title"Short Sketch of a Democratical Form of Government."
Year for Search1767
Authors[Macaulay], [Catherine](1731-91)
Secondary TitleLoose Remarks on Certain Positions to be Found in Mr. Hobbes's Philosophical Rudiments of Government and Society. With a Short Sketch of a Democratical Form of Government, In a Letter to Signior Paoli
Pagination29-39
Date Published1767
PublisherPtd. for T. Davies; Robinson and Roberts; and T. Cadell
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Eutopia. Essay describing a formal government organization designed for Corsica, with a Senate of no more than fifty members and a house of the people of no fewer than 250 members. Generally, the Senate debates issues before the house of the people. Rotation of office; agrarian law. Limitations on the increase in property holding include the division of property to all male heirs on death and no dowries. Unmarried women are provided with annuities. Compare with Jean-Jacques Rousseau's (1712-78) Constitutional Project for Corsica (Projet de constitution pour la Corse) (1763).

Additional Publishers

2nd ed. as “Short Sketch, &c Addressed to Signior Paoli. The Second Edition with Two Letters One From an American Gentleman to the Author Which Contain some Comments on Her Sketch of the Democratic Form of Government and the Author’s Answer.” In her Loose Remarks on Certain Positions to be Found in Mr. Hobbes’s Philosophical Rudiments of Government and Society. With a Short Sketch of a Democratical Form of Government, In a Letter to Signior Paoli (London: Ptd. for W. Johnston, T. Davies, E. and C. Dilly, J. Allmon, Robinson and Roberts, and T. Cadell, 1769), 19-28.

Holding Institutions

MnU, O (cataloged as by Catherine Macaulay Graham).

Author Note

Female author (1731-91).

Full Text

1767 [Macaulay, Catherine] (1731-91). “Short Sketch of a Democratical Form of Government.” In her Loose Remarks on Certain Positions to be Found in Mr. Hobbes’s Philosophical Rudiments of Government and Society. With a Short Sketch of a Democratical Form of Government, In a Letter to Signior Paoli (London: Ptd. for T. Davies; Robinson and Roberts; and T. Cadell, 1767), 29-39. 2nd ed. as “Short Sketch, &c Addressed to Signior Paoli. The Second Edition with Two Letters One From an American Gentleman to the Author Which Contain some Comments on Her Sketch of the Democratic Form of Government and the Author’s Answer.” In her Loose Remarks on Certain Positions to be Found in Mr. Hobbes’s Philosophical Rudiments of Government and Society. With a Short Sketch of a Democratical Form of Government, In a Letter to Signior Paoli (London: Ptd. for W. Johnston, T. Davies, E. and C. Dilly, J. Allmon, Robinson and Roberts, and T. Cadell, 1769), 19-28. MnU, O (cataloged as by Catherine Macaulay Graham).

Eutopia. Essay describing a formal government organization designed for Corsica, with a Senate of no more than fifty members and a house of the people of no fewer than 250 members. Generally, the Senate debates issues before the house of the people. Rotation of office; agrarian law to limit land holding. Limitations on the increase in property holding include the division of property to all male heirs on death and no dowries. Unmarried women are provided with annuities. Compare with Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s (1712-78) Constitutional Project for Corsica (Projet de constitution pour la Corse) (1763). Female author.