Defence of Massachusetts

Defence of Massachusetts

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...in a Territory t "hi the 6th section of the. act which passed both houses on the 3d instant, Ibr the admission of Missouri into the Union, consistent with the Constitution?" 3d. He also read extracts from the diary of Mr. Adams, of March 4, 5, and 6, 1820, positively stating that the Cabinet were summoned to give their opinions, and that they did give them, unanimously in the affirmative, to the first question. 4th. The fac simile of a letter in Mr. Monroe's handwriting, supposed to have been written to General Jackson, in which he says: 111 took the opinion in writing of the Administration as to the consu.utionallty of restraining the Territories, wlikhwas, and as it was that the 8th section of applicable to Territories only, and not to States when they should be admitted into the L'nion.," 5th. The Index Book of the Department of State, referring to the filing oT Cabinet answers. All these facts together place this matter of history beyond reasonable doubt. NOTE D.; Extract from Gov. St. Clair's speech (National Intelligencer, December 6, 1802) to the Convention of the Northwestern Territory: "That the people of a Territory should form a Convention and a Constftntion needed no act of Congress. To pruteud to authorize it was, on their part, an Interference with the internal aflliirs of the country, which they had neither the power nor the right to make. The act is not binding on the people, and is, m truth, a nullity; and could it be brought before that tribunal where acts of Congress can bo tried, would be declared a nullity. To all acts of Congress that respect the Cnited States (Ihey can make no other) In their corporate capacity, and which are extended by express words to a Torritory, we are bound to yield obedience. ForaU...
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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 676g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486412
  • 9781236486417