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" People? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask, who authorized them to speak the language of, We, the People, instead of We, the States? States are the characteristics, and the soul of a confederation.... "
Addresses - Page 9
by Le Baron Bradford Colt - 1906 - 155 pages
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Select American speeches: forensic and parliamentary, with ..., Volume 1

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1815
...put the question with more than ordinary earnestness, who authorized them to speak such language as " WE THE PEoPLE," instead of" WE THE STATES?" — States...national government of the people of all the states. With respect to the gentlemen who formed the con•vention, I must repeat, sir, that I entertain the...
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Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising the Leading ..., Volume 9; Volume 57

United States. Congress, Joseph Gales, William Winston Seaton - Law - 1833
...My political curiosity, exclusive of ray anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask, who authorized them to speak the language of we the...soul of a confederation. If the States be not the scents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated rational Government of the people of all...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 1

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1827
...My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask, who authorized them to speak the language of, " We,...national government of the people of all the states. I have the highest respect for those gentlemen who formed the convention ; and were some of them not...
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A political and civil history of the United States of America: from the year ...

Timothy Pitkin - United States - 1828
...My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask, who authorized them to speak the language of, we,...of this compact, it must be one great consolidated government of the people of all the states. I have the highest respect for those gentlemen who formed...
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Southern Review, Volume 6

1830
...instead of we, the States. States are the characteristics and soul of a confederacy. If the States he not the agents of this compact, it must be one great...national government of the people of all the States." Or, what is still more important, in the words of Mr. Madison, in reply to this question, "who are...
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Debates in Congress

United States. Congress, Joseph Gales, William Winston Seaton - United States - 1832
...My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask, who authorized them to speak the language of ' we...we the States? States are the characteristics and soul of a confederation." Mr. Pfndleton. " Hut an objection is made to the form; the expression ' we...
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Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

William Wirt - 1833 - 462 pages
...solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask, who authorized them to speak the language of, ice, the people, instead of, we, the states ? States are...national, government of the people of all the states. I have the highest respect for those gentlemen who formed the convention ; and were some of them not...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1833
...[is] ' We, the people,' instead of, ' We, the stales.' States are the characteristics and soul of n confederation. If the states be not the agents of...national government of the people of all the states." The like suggestion will be found in various places in Mr. Elliot's Debates in other states. See 1...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1833
...The language [is] ' We, the people,' instead of, ' We, the statts? States are the characteristics and soul of a confederation. If the states be not the agents of this co.npact, it must be one great consolidated national government of the people of all the states." The...
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Sketches of the life and character of Patrick Henry

William Wirt - Statesmen - 1834 - 462 pages
...welfare, leads me to ask, who authorized then to speak the language of, we, the people, instead of, ice, the. states ? States are the characteristics, and the soul of a confederation. If the slates be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great, consolidated, national, government...
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