kept steadily in view was the consolidation of the Union, in which is involved our prosperity, felicity, safety, perhaps our national existence. This important consideration, seriously and deeply impressed on our minds, led each state in the convention... THE WORKS OF WILLIAM H. SWEARD - Page 255by GEOURGE E. BAKER - 1884Full view
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Alexander Hamilton - Finance - 1904
...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,...magnitude than might have been otherwise expected; and thus the Constitution, which we now present, is the result of a spirit of amity, and of that mutual...