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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.... "
Speech and Scrap Book for Speakers - Page 228
1924 - 304 pages
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Select American Speeches: Forensic and Parliamentary, with ..., Volume 1

Stephen Cullen Carpenter - 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...national government of the people of all the states. With respect to the gentlemen who formed the con•vention, I must repeat, sir, that I entertain the...
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Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising the Leading Debates and ...

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...soul of a confederation. If the States be not the scents of this compact, it must be one great consolidated rational Government of the people of all...
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Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising ..., Volume 3; Volume 8; Volume 55

United States. Congress - 1832
...leave to demand what right had they to say, We the people? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me...'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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A Political and Civil History of the United States of America ..., Volume 2

Timothy Pitkin - 1828
...leave to demand, what right had they to say, we, the people? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me...of this compact, it must be one great consolidated government of the people of all the states. I have the highest respect for those gentlemen who formed...
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Southern Review, Volume 6

1830
...instead of we, the States. States are the characteristics and soul of a confederacy. If the States he not the agents of this compact, it must be one great...national government of the people of all the States." Or, what is still more important, in the words of Mr. Madison, in reply to this question, "who are...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - 1833 - 776 pages
...[is] ' We, the people,' instead of, ' We, the stales.' States are the characteristics and soul of n confederation. If the states be not the agents of...national government of the people of all the states." The like suggestion will be found in various places in Mr. Elliot's Debates in other states. See 1...
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Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

William Wirt - 1833 - 19 pages
...leave to demand, what right had they to say, we, the people ? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me...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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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - 1833 - 776 pages
...The language [is] ' We, the people,' instead of, ' We, the statts? States are the characteristics and soul of a confederation. If the states be not the agents of this co.npact, it must be one great consolidated national government of the people of all the states." The...
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Sketches of the Life and Character of Patrick Henry

William Wirt - 1834 - 462 pages
...leave to demand, what right had they to say, we, the people ? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for 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 3

United States. Constitutional Convention - 1836
...thf langiiggp of, We, the people, instead of, We, the style*?- States are the characteristics arid the soul of a confederation. If the states be not the agents of this compact, it must bo one great, consolidated, national government, of the people of all the states. I have the highest...
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