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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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A Library of Universal Literature: In 4 Parts, Comprising Science ..., Volume 6

Literature - 1900
...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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Charles Sumner; His Complete Works: With Introduction by Hon ..., Volume 16

Charles Sumner - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1900
...is demonstrably clear Give me leave to demand, What right had they to say, We, the people ? . . . . Who authorized them to speak the language of We, the people, instead of We, the States ? .... If the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated National...
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John Marshall: An Address Delivered at the College on February 4 ..., Volume 203

Charles Freeman Libby - Judges - 1901 - 37 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 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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"John Marshall Day;": Proceedings of the Bench and Bar of St. Louis ...

Bar Association of St. Louis - Judges - 1901 - 91 pages
...before? — when Patrick Henry, speaking of the framers of the Constitution, passionately demanded, — "Who authorized them to speak the language of We,...States ? States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederacy. If the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated national...
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Government in State and Nation

James Alton James, Albert Hart Sanford - Local government - 1901 - 383 pages
...those gentlemen ; but sir, give me leave to demand, what right had they to say We the people ? . . . Who authorized them to speak the language of, We the people, instead of, We the States ? If the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great, consolidated, National government,...
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THE CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

FRANCIS NEWTON THORPE - 1901
...began further back than Nicholas and attacked the preamble. Who authorized the Convention, he inquired, to speak the language of "we the people" instead of "we the States ?" States were the characteristic and soul of the Confederation. If they were not the agents of the new compact...
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The Constitutional History of the United States, Volume 2

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1901
...began further back than Nicholas and attacked the preamble. Who authorized the Convention, he inquired, to speak the language of "we the people" instead of "we the States ?" States were the characteristic and soul of the Confederation. If they were not the agents of the new compact...
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American orators

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - Speeches, addresses, etc - 1903
...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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John Marshall: Life, Character and Judicial Services as Portrayed ..., Volume 1

John Forrest Dillon - Judges - 1903
...exclaimed in the Virginia Convention of 1788, when speaking of the framers of the Constitution : " Who authorized them to speak the language of 'We,...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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Our Government, Local, State, and National

James Alton James, Albert Hart Sanford - United States - 1903 - 271 pages
...gentlemen ; but, sir, give me leave to demand what right had they to say, ' We, the people ' ? . . . Who authorized them to speak the language of, We, the people, instead of, We, the States ? If the States be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great, consolidated, national government...
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