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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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Gouverneur Morris: Author, Statesman, and Man of the World

James J. Kirschke - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 370 pages
...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. Gouverneur's dramatic skills, as already indicated, were impressive: he had been versed in Shakespearean...
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Democracy Reborn: The Fourteenth Amendment and the Fight for Equal Rights in ...

Garrett Epps - History - 2006 - 333 pages
...institution had now warped the new Constitution almost beyond redemption. "He would sooner submit himself to a tax for paying for all the negroes in the U[nited]...States, than saddle posterity with such a Constitution." Even more than two centuries later, Morris's words are compelling; but after he spoke them, an eerie...
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united states from the landing of columbus to the signing of the peace ...

Julian Hawthorne - 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 Atlantic Monthly, Volume 59

1887
...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 peace-maker. On the one hand, such men as Washington, Madison,...
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