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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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Income tax

1914
...responsible. He delivered a savage attack upon slavery, and concluded that " 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." 8 But Sherman contended that the compromise, as adopted, was unexceptionable, for " it was the farmers...
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Great Debates in American History: Colonial rights; the revolution; the ...

Marion Mills Miller - Civil rights - 1913
...excises. For what then are all the sacrifices to be made? He would sooner submit himself to a tax, paying for all the negroes in the United States, than saddle posterity with such / a Constitution. MB. DAYTON (of New Jersey) seconded the motion. He did it, he said, that his sentiments on the subject...
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Lectures on the Growth and Development of the United States, Volume 4

Edwin Wiley, Irving Everett Rines - United States - 1915
...allowing the Southern States a representation for their negroes. * * * 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. ' ' \ The North also feared that the West and Southwest would some time have sufficient population...
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The historical writings of John Fiske: Illustrated with many photogravures ...

John Fiske - United States - 1888
...by allowing the southern states a representation for their negroes. ... 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." The attitude taken by Virginia was that of peacemaker. On the one hand, such men as Washington, Madison,...
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Publication, Issues 98-101

Ohio - 1918
...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."8' Mr. Morris's eyes were opened at last, but too late. The Convention having come so...
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American History Told by Contemporaries ...

Albert Bushnell Hart, John Gould Curtis - United States - 1901
...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. . . . On the question, on the motion to insert " free " before " inhabitants," New Jersey, ay,...
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The American conflict: a history of the great rebellion in the United States ...

Horace Greeley - History - 1864
...excises. For what, then, are all the sacrifices to be made ? He would sooner submit himself to a tax, paying for all the negroes in the United States, than saddle posterity with such a Constitution. "Mr. DAYTOX [of New Jersey] seconded the motion. He did it, he said, that his sentiments on the subject...
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A Necessary Evil?: Slavery and the Debate Over the Constitution

John P. Kaminski - History - 1995 - 289 pages
...imports, and excises. For what then are all these 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. Jonathan Dayton (NJ.) seconded the motion. He did it he said that his sentiments on the subject might...
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Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson

Paul Finkelman - History
...Congress for its slaves and have to pay nothing in return. Morris declared 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."70 For the first time in the Convention, two northerners King and Morris had...
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Journal of the Federal Convention

United States. Constitutional Convention, James Madison - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 805 pages
...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. SHEBMAN...
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