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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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JOURNAL AND PROCEEDINS OF THE MISSOURI STATE CONVENTIONHELD AT JEFFERSON ...

1861
...sir, give me leave to demand, What right had they to say-" We the people? Who authorized them to say 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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American Dis-union: Constitutional Or Unconstitutional?: A Reply to Mr ...

Charles Edward Rawlins - Secession - 1862 - 228 pages
...shows Mr. Henry's idea to be perfectly correct. Mr. Henry thus put it, "My political curiosity * * * leads me to ask who authorized them to speak the language...of ' We, the People,' instead of ' We, the States ' * * * jj? the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated 1 The American...
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The Danville Quarterly Review, Volume 3

Presbyterian church in the U.S.A. - 1863
...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 f States are the characteristics, and the soul of a confederation. If the States be not the agents...
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THE DEBATES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND,

W. M. BLAIR LORD, HENRY M. PARKHURST - 1864
...for these 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...to speak the language of We, the people, instead of TFe, the State? States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation. If the States be not...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States ...

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1864 - 37 pages
...the Constitution]; but, Sir, give me leave to demand, What right had they to say, We, the people t My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...public welfare, leads me to ask, Who authorized them to say, We, the people, instead of We, the States t States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation....
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States ...

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1865 - 37 pages
...the Constitution]; but, Sir, give me leave to demand, What right had they to say. We, the people t My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude...public welfare, leads me to ask, Who authorized them to say, We, the people, instead of We, tiie States T States are the characteristics and the soul of a...
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THE AMERICAN CONFLICT A HISTORY OF THE GREAT CIVIL WAR IN THE UNITED STATES ...

HORACE GREELEY - 1865
...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...welfare, leads me to ask, W^ho authorized them to say, We, the people, instead of We, the States? States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation....
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History of the Life and Times of James Madison, Volume 2

William Cabell Rives - United States - 1866
...Virginia in the Federal Convention] : but, sir, give me leave to demand what right had they to say, ' 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 is one great consolidated,...
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The Constitutional Convention: Its History, Powers, and Modes of Proceeding

John Alexander Jameson - Constitutional conventions - 1867 - 561 pages
...for those gentlemen ; but, sir, give me leave to demand, what right they had 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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HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.

JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER - 1867
...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 f States are the characteristics, the soul of the Confederation. If the states be not the agents of...
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