Debates and Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention for the Territory of Minnesota; To Form a State Constitution Preparatory to Its Admission Into the Union as a State

Debates and Proceedings of the Constitutional Convention for the Territory of Minnesota; To Form a State Constitution Preparatory to Its Admission Into the Union as a State

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...by one of their own men, who immediately afterwards run away, and left it for others, as the Express intimated," to haul his own chesnuts out of the fire"--should attempt to prejudice the whole Republican party on account of his and their own trick--I aay, sir, it is not only extremely ridiculous, but it is a little contemptible. But the organ says this Convention would be their own interpreters of the law, and would have the right to decide upon the qualifications of its own members. Then why did they hesitate? 'Why did they come into that door in a body, and in less than fortyfive seconds depart from this Hall, and refuse is come in and let the question be passed upon by this Convention, as the only interpreters of the law, and in the only mode and manner in which it could be done? Tbey have said that we were even anxious to get rid of the St. Anthony delegates. Now in all conscience, if that be true, Mr. PresiDent, it shows as great a degree of fairness on the part of the members composing this Convention, as they themselves could ask. Why need they fear, then, to come in and present their case before this body? Aye, sir, they know too well, that there was fraud in that election, They know too well that the law and the interpretation are against them. They know, sir, that they can make a much better case, when they go and sit down together in the other end of the Capitol and have their say, all to themselves. Now let us look at the manner in which they get admission into that body. According to the universal rule of parliamentary proceedings in such cases, those having certicates of election fair on their face, have prima fade, the right to come in and take their seats. Then the contesting parties come in as they think proper, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 848g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236500458
  • 9781236500458