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" In all our deliberations on this subject, we kept steadily in our view that which appears to us the greatest interest of every true American — the consolidation of our Union — in which is involved our prosperity, felicity, safety, perhaps our national... "
The Statutes at Large: Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, from ... - Page 25
by William Waller Hening - 1823
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The Strategy of Rhetoric: Campaigning for the American Constitution

Riker, William Harrison Riker, William H. Riker, William H.. Riker, John Paul Mueller - Political Science - 1996 - 283 pages
...ratification. His strongest remarks were probably that "the greatest interest of every true American" was "the consolidation of our Union, in which is involved our prosperity, felicity, safety, perhaps our national existence." The 423 words of this letter, appended to the Constitution, were printed at...
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George Washington and Slavery: A Documentary Portrayal

Fritz Hirschfeld - History - 1997 - 256 pages
...United States in Congress assembled, that Constitution which has appeared to us the most adviseable. — In all our deliberations on this subject we kept steadily...involved our prosperity, felicity, safety, perhaps our national existence. This important consideration, seriously and deeply impressed on our minds,...
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An Exposition of the Constitution of the United States

Henry Flanders - Law - 1860 - 311 pages
...surrendered and those- which may he reserved ; and on the present occasion this difficulty was increased hy a difference among the several states as to their...involved our prosperity/ felicity, safety, perhaps our national existence. This important consideration, seriously and deeply impressed on our minds,...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 2004 - 576 pages
...Washington, in his letter of transmittal, had these further words: "In all our deliberations . . . we kept steadily in our view that which appears to...Union, in which is involved our prosperity, felicity, perhaps our national existence." And he concluded with the hope and belief that the Constitution "may...
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The Tenth Amendment and State Sovereignty: Constitutional History and ...

Mark Robert Killenbeck - History - 2002 - 198 pages
...and those which may be reserved," and emphasized that this task had been made especially difficult "by a difference among the several states as to their situation, extent, habits, and particular interests."194 It stressed that any initial understandings would be subject to interpretive change,...
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Law and Literature

Brook Thomas - Law and literature - 2002 - 399 pages
...where the President emphasized how the political balancing act of the Constitution comes in the face of "a difference among the several States as to their...situation, extent, habits and particular interests," Wolin insists that the more relevant "difference" was "the political cultures of the states ...: the...
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To Form A More Perfect Union: A New Economic Interpretation of the United ...

Robert A. McGuire - Business & Economics - 2003 - 416 pages
...between those rights which must be surrendered, and those which may be reserved; and on the present occasion this difficulty was increased by a difference...involved our prosperity, felicity, safety, perhaps our national existence. This important consideration, seriously and deeply impressed on our minds,...
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Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life

William Howard Adams - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 368 pages
...states, "their Situation Extent Habits and particular Interests," the Convention had, Morris wrote, "kept steadily in our View that which appears to us...is involved our Prosperity Felicity Safety perhaps our national Existence." Above all, the Constitution now presented was, in Morris's best diplomatic...
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The Papers of John C. Calhoun, Volume 28

John Caldwell Calhoun, William Edwin Hemphill, Clyde Norman Wilson, Shirley Bright Cook - Literary Collections - 1959 - 320 pages
...object was to continue the then existing union. In their letter, laying it before Congress, they say,— "In all our deliberations on this subject, we kept...every true American, the consolidation of our union." "Our union," can refer to no other than the then existing union,— the old union of the confederacy,...
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John C. Calhoun: Selected Writings and Speeches

John Caldwell Calhoun - History - 2003 - 725 pages
...was to continue the then existing union. In their letter, laying it before Congress, they say, — "In all our deliberations on this subject, we kept...every true American, the consolidation of our union." "Our union," can refer to no other than the then existing union, — the old union of the confederacy,...
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