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" The Congress, the Executive and the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood... "
Speeches and Forensic Arguments - Page 115
by Daniel Webster - 1835
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An Essay on Liberty and Slavery

Albert Taylor Bledsoe - 1856 - 383 pages
...of the United States." He then quotes this language, in which he italicizes the following sentence: "Each public officer, who takes an oath to support...understands it, and not as it is understood by others." "With these authoritative words of Andrew Jackson," says he, " I dismiss this topic. The early legislation...
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Recent Speeches and Addresses [1851-1855]

Charles Sumner - 1856 - 697 pages
...the Executive and the Court, must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support...will support it as he understands it, and not as it i> understood by others. It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and...
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Thirty Years' View, Or, A History of the Working of the American ..., Volume 1

Thomas Hart Benton - 1856 - 788 pages
...opinion of the constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the constitution, swirs that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others. It is is much the duty of the House of RepresentatTes, of the Senate, and of the President, to decide...
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An Essay on Liberty and Slavery

Albert Taylor Bledsoe - 1857 - 383 pages
...of the United States." He then quotes this language, in which he italicizes the following sentence: "Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he witt support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." "With these authoritative...
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THE WORKS OF DANIEL WEBSTER

1858
...plain statute laws, flow naturally from the principles expressly avowed by the President, under 23* his own hand. In that important document, Sir, upon...he understands it, and not as it is understood by others.'7 Mr. 'President, the general adoption of the sentiments expressed in this sentence would dissolve...
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LIVES AND SPEECHES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HANNIBAL HAMLIN

1860
...the Executive, and the Court, must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support...understands it, and not as it is understood by others." Again and again have I heard Judge Douglas denounce that bank decision, and applaud General Jackson...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

1860 - 248 pages
...the Executive, and the Court, must each for itself bo guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support...understands it, and not as it is understood by others. It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and of the President, to decide...
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A Political Text Book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

1860 - 254 pages
...the Executive, and the Court, must each for iUelf be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support...understands it, and not as it is understood by others. It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and of the President, to decide...
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Life of Andrew Jackson, Volume 3

James Parton - 1860
...preliminary remark excited great clamor at the time. " Each public officer," said the President, " who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears...understands it, and not as it is understood by others :" even though those " others" be the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States. " The opinion...
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Cotton is King, and Pro-slavery Arguments: Comprising the Writings of ...

E. N. Elliott, David Christy, Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Thornton Stringfellow, Robert Goodloe Harper, James Henry Hammond, Samuel Adolphus Cartwright, Charles Hodge - 1860 - 890 pages
...the United States." He then quotes this language, in which he italicizes the following sentence: " Each public officer, who takes an oath to support...the Constitution, swears that he will support it as Jie understands it, and not as it is understood ly others." With * This error was by no means a capital...
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