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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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Lectures on Constitutional Law: For the Use of the Law Class at the ...

Henry St. George Tucker - Constitutional law - 1843 - 242 pages
...Henry said, " That this is a consolidated government is demonstrably clear." — "The language [is] 'We, the people,' instead of ' We, the states.' States are the characteristics and 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 - United States - 1845 - 306 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...language of, we, the people, instead of, we, the. statr.t ? States are the characteristics, and the soul of a confederation. If the states be not the...
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Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

William Wirt - Founding Fathers of the United States - 1850 - 306 pages
...gentlemen : but. sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, we, the people ? "My politteal curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for...language of, we, the people, instead of, we, the states 7 States are the characteristics, and the soul of a confederation. If the states be not the agents...
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The New-York Quarterly, Volume 2

Literature - 1854
...give me leave to demand, what right have they to say, we the people f" " Who authorized them to apeak the language of 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, comolidated,...
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American Eloquence: a Collection of Speeches and Addresses: By the ..., Volume 1

American Orators - 1857
...those gentlemen ; but, sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, " We, the People ? " and experie a confederation. If the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated...
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American Eloquence: a Collection of Speeches and Addresses: By the ..., Volume 1

American Orators - 1857
...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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American Eloquence: A Collection of Speeches and Addresses, by the ..., Volume 1

Frank Moore - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1859
...those gentlemen ; but, sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, " We, the People ? " ies of internal and external enemies will be most...covertly and insidiously) directed, it is of infinite a confederation. If the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated...
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Life and Events

William B. Victor - United States - 1859 - 232 pages
...nullification by the States. Mr. Henry had thus expressed one of his objections to the Constitution : " My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...to ask who authorized them to speak the language, We, the people, instead of We, the States. States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation....
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The Danville Quarterly Review, Volume 3

Presbyterian church in the U.S.A. - 1863
...gentlemen ; but, sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say, lWe, the people?' My poh'tical curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for...? 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

Jonathan Elliot - Constitutional history - 1861
...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...language of, We, the people, instead of, We, the states ? I States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation. If the states be not the agents...
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