A Brief Enquiry Into the True Nature and Character of Our Federal Government: Being a Review of Judge Story's Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1998 - History - 132 pages
The political philosophy that would later guide the Confederacy. Originally published: Petersburg: Printed by Edmund and Julian C. Ruffin, 1840. iv,132 pp. This work is a classic statement of the political principles that would later guide the leaders of the Confederacy. It was such a fine exposition, in fact, that it was reprinted in 1863 by Northern Democrats as a guide to the political philosophy of the Confederacy.

ABEL PARKER UPSHUR [1791-1844], a Virginia judge, politician and spokesman for states-rights and pro-slavery southern conservative ideology, served as secretary of the navy and secretary of state under President Tyler.


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Page 13 - That his majesty's subjects in these colonies owe the same allegiance to the crown of Great Britain, that is owing from his subjects born within the realm, and all due subordination to that august body the parliament of Great Britain.

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