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" ... idle to suppose that the General Government can stretch its hand directly into the pockets of the people, scattered over so vast a country. They can only do it through the medium of exports, imports and excises. For what, then, are all the sacrifices... "
Henry J. Raymond and the New York press, for thirty years: progress of ... - Page 388
by Augustus Maverick - 1870 - 501 pages
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Journal of the Federal convention: kept by James Madison, Volume 2

James Madison - Constitutional history - 1893
...imports and excises. For what, then, are all the sacrifices to be made? He would sooner submit himself to a tax for paying for all the negroes in the United...States, than saddle posterity with such a Constitution. that his sentiments on the subject might appear, whatever might be the fate of the amendment Mr. SHERMAN...
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Journal of the Federal Convention, Volume 2

United States. Constitutional Convention, James Madison, William Kearney Carr - Constitutional history - 1898
...imports and excises. For what, then, are all the sacrifices to be made ? He would sooner submit himself to a tax for paying for all the negroes in the United...States, than saddle posterity with such a Constitution. that his sentiments on the subject might appear, whatever might be the fate of the amendment. Mr. SHERMAN...
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History of the United States of America: from the discovery of the ..., Volume 6

George Bancroft - United States - 1896
...and their slaves exempt from all contributions for the public service. I will sooner submit myself to a tax for paying for all the negroes in the United...States than saddle posterity with such a constitution." * Dayton seconded the motion, that his sentiments on the subject might appear, whatever might be the...
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Nullification and Secession in the United States: A History of the Six ...

Edward Payson Powell - Great Britain - 1897 - 461 pages
...them vote. Are they property ? Why, then, is no other property included ?'' He would '' sooner submit to a tax for paying for all the negroes in the United...States than saddle posterity with such a Constitution." In fact, the Constitution never would have been adopted had not New Englanders come to the rescue....
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United States: From the Landing of Columbus to the Signing of the ..., Volume 2

Julian Hawthorne - United States - 1898
...exports and their slaves exempt from all contribution to the public service. I will sooner submit myself to a tax for paying for all the negroes in the United...States than saddle posterity with such a Constitution." The case was vigorously stated ; but the motion was lost by a majority of ten against one (New Jersey)....
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The United States of America: 1783-1830

Edwin Erle Sparks - United States - 1904
...Gouverneur Morris, a Northern man, who confessed that he would sooner submit himself to a tax for buying all the negroes in the United States than saddle posterity with such a slavery constitution, and by Madison, a Southerner, who declared that these twenty years would bring...
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The United States of America: 1783-1830

Edwin Erle Sparks - United States - 1904
...Gouverneur Morris, a Northern man, who confessed that he would sooner submit himself to a tax for buying all the negroes in the United States than saddle posterity with such a slavery constitution, and by Madison, a Southerner, who declared that these twenty years would bring...
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The Story of the Constitution of the United States

Rossiter Johnson - Constitutional history - 1905 - 284 pages
...imports, and excises. For what, then, are all these sacrifices to be made? I would sooner submit myself to a tax for paying for all the negroes in the United...States than saddle posterity with such a constitution." Mr. Pinckney said he considered the fisheries and the western frontier as more burdensome to the United...
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The works of Theodore Roosevelt, Volume 6

Theodore Roosevelt - 1903
...against the very slaves of whose existence the Northern men complained. "He would sooner submit himself to a tax for paying for all the negroes in the United...States than saddle posterity with such a Constitution." Some of the high-minded Virginian statesmen were quite as vigorous as he was in their denunciation...
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Abraham Lincoln; the People's Leader in the Struggle for National Existence

George Haven Putnam, Abraham Lincoln, Charles C. Nott, Cephas Brainerd - Advertising - 1909 - 292 pages
...Jersey, who views with a laudable horror so notorious a practice. . . . He would sooner submit himself to a tax for paying for all the negroes in the United States than saddle posterity with such a constitution."—Debate on Slave Representation in the Convention. Madison Papers. NOTE 22.—An eminent...
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