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" My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask, who authorized them to speak the language of, " We, the People," instead of We, the States? States are the characteristics, and the soul of a confederation.... "
Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the Alabama State Bar Association - Page 80
by Alabama State Bar Association - 1903
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Select American Speeches: Forensic and Parliamentary, with ..., Volume 1

Stephen Cullen Carpenter - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1815
...put the question with more than ordinary earnestness, who authorized them to speak such language as " WE THE PEoPLE," instead of" WE THE STATES?" — States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation. If the states be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated...
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Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising ..., Volume 3; Volume 8; Volume 55

United States. Congress - United States - 1832
...framers of the constitution;) but sir, give me leave to demand what right had they to say, We the people? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...'we the States?' States are the characteristics and soul of a confederation." Mr. PeniUeton. "Hut an objection is made to the form; the expression ' we...
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Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising the Leading Debates and ...

United States - 1833
...leave to demand what right had they to say we the people ? My political curiosity, exclusive of ray anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me...States? States are the characteristics, and the soul of a confederation. If the States be not the scents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 1

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1827 - 517 pages
...those gentlemen ; but, sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, "We, the People ?" My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...States? States are the characteristics, and the soul of a confederation. If the states be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 1

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1827 - 517 pages
...those gentlemen ; but, sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, " We, the People ?" My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...States? States are the characteristics, and the soul of a confederation. If the states be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated...
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A Political and Civil History of the United States of America ..., Volume 2

Timothy Pitkin - United States - 1828
...for those gentlemen ; but, sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, we, the people? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...states ? States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation. If the states be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated...
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Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

William Wirt - 1833 - 19 pages
...for those gentlemen : but, sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, we, the people ? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...ask, who authorized them to speak the language of, ice, the people, instead of, we, the states ? States are the characteristics, and the soul of a confederation....
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Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

William Wirt - Statesmen - 1834 - 462 pages
...for those gentlemen : but, sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, we, the people ? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...the public welfare, leads me to ask, who authorized then to speak the language of, we, the people, instead of, ice, the. states ? States are the characteristics,...
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The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of ..., Volume 5

Jonathan Elliot, United States. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional history - 1836
...for those gentlemen ; but, sir, give me leave to demand, What right had they to say, We, the people ? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...states? States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation. If the states be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great, consolidated,...
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The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of ..., Volume 3

United States. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1836
...those gentlemen ; but, sir, give me leave to ^3Fmand,^WHaTliighT~trad ihey to say, We, the people ? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask, Who authoriy.edjjignj tp speak thf langiiggp of, We, the people, instead of, We, the style*?- States are...
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