Quote from Alexander Hamilton 

"But as the plan of the [Constitutional] convention
aims only at a partial union or consolidation,
the State governments would clearly retain all the rights of sovereignty
which they before had, and which were not, by that act,
EXCLUSIVELY delegated to the United States."

Quote by:
Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
The Federalist Papers, No. 32. The Same Subject Continued Concerning the General Power of Taxation From the Daily Advertiser. Thursday, January 3, 1788.
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