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" The assent of the states in their sovereign capacity is implied in calling a convention, and thus submitting that instrument to the people. But the people were at perfect liberty to accept or reject it ; and their act was final. It required not the affirmance,... "
The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives ... - Page 140
edited by - 1862
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 4

United States. Supreme Court, Henry Wheaton - Law reports, digests, etc - 1819
...instrument to the people. But the people were at perfect liberty to accept or reject it ; and their act was final. It required not the affirmance, and could...whether they may resume and modify the powers granted to government does not remain to be settled in this country. Much more might the legitimacy of the general...
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Niles' National Register, Volume 16

1819
...instrument to the people. Hut the people were at perfect liberty to accept or reject it; and their act was final. It required not the affirmance, and could...sur.rendered all their powers to the state sovereignties, anil had nothingmorc to give. But surely the question whether they may resume andmodify the powers...
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Niles' National Register, Volume 16

1819
...instrument to the people. But the people were at perfect liberty to accept or reject it; and their act was final. It required not the affirmance, and could...adopted, was of complete obligation, and bound the slide sovereignties. It lias been said, that the people had already surrendered all their powt-rs to...
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Construction Construed, and Constitutions Vindicated

John Taylor - United States - 1820 - 344 pages
...upon by the judicial department in cases " of peculiar delicacy, as a law of undoubted obligation." " It has been said, that the people had already surrendered...powers to the state sovereignties, and had nothing <k more to give." " If any proposition could command the universal assent of " mankind, we might expect...
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Register of Debates in Congress: Comprising the Leading Debates and ...

United States. Congress - United States - 1838
...instrument to the people. But the people were at perfect liberty to acceptor reject it; and their act was final. It required not the affirmance, and could not be negatived by the Stile Governments. The constitution, when thus adopted, was of complete obligation, and bound the State...
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The Crisis: Or, Essays on the Usurpations of the Federal Government

Robert James Turnbull - Etats-Unis - 1827 - 166 pages
...sovereign capacity, is implied, in calling a Convention, and thus submitting that instrument to the people. It required not the affirmance, and could not be negatived by the State Governments. The Constitution, when adopted, was of complete obligation, and bound the State Sovereignties." For the want of a distinction...
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Southern Review, Volume 2

1828
...instrument to the people. But the people were at perfect liberty to accept or reject it; and their act was final. IT REQUIRED NOT THE AFFIRMANCE, AND COULD...complete obligation, and bound the State sovereignties." This opinion we shall now examine, and inquire particularly into the accuracy of the doctrine, "that...
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The Southern Review, Volume 2

1828
...people were at perfect liberty to accept or reject it; and their act was final. IT RKQI^IREH NOT TJIE AFFIRMANCE, AND COULD NOT BE NEGATIVED BY THE STATE...complete obligation, and bound the State sovereignties." This opinion we shall now examine, and inquire particularly into the accuracy of the doctrine, "that...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1833 - 776 pages
...instrument to the people. But the people were at perfect liberty to accept or reject it ; and their act was final. It required not the affirmance, and could...more to give. But, surely, the question, whether they mny resume and modify the powers granted to government, does not remain to be settled in this country....
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1833 - 776 pages
...instrument to the people. But the people were at perfect liberty to accept or reject it; and their act was final. It required not the affirmance, and could...when thus adopted, was of complete obligation, and hound the state sovereignties. " It has been said, that the people had alreaiiy surrendered all their...
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