The Papers of Henry Clay: The Whig Leader, January 1, 1837-December 31,1843, Volume 9

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University Press of Kentucky, 1988 - History - 969 pages
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Page 12 - Resolved, That the President, in the late Executive proceedings in relation to the public revenue, has assumed upon himself authority and power not conferred by the Constitution and laws, but in derogation of both.
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