The History of the United States; From Their Colonization to the End of the Twenty-Sixth Congress, in 1841

The History of the United States; From Their Colonization to the End of the Twenty-Sixth Congress, in 1841

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...make an arrangement for supporting a naval force in the Chesapeake at their joint expense, and also to establish a tariff of duties common to both States. These propositions of the Commissioners were adopted by the Virginia Legislature. Maryland, however, qualified her assent to the propositions by a condition that they should first be made to the neighboring States of Delaware and Pennsylvania. But Mr. Madison,1 who had been a member of the Legislature since he left Congress, in 1783, anticipating that Delaware and Pennsylvania might also require the concurrence of the neighboring States, and thus the proposed reform be long protracted, and perhaps defeated, was induced to propose a meeting of Commissioners from all the States. The resolution prepared by him was adopted on the twentyfirst of January, 1786, according to which, Commissioners were appointed to meet those of the other States at a time and place to be agreed on, "to take into consideration the trade of the United States; to examine the relative situation and trade of those States; to consider how far a uniform system in their commercial relations may be necessary to their common interest, and their permanent harmony; and to report to the several States 1Such jealousy then existed in Virginia against the Federal government, that Mr. Madison did not venture to offer his own resolution, but prevailed upon Mr. Tyler, then Speaker of the House of Delegates, and the father of ex-President Tyler, to offer it. This fact is stated on the authority of Mr. Madison himself. 344 MEETING AT ANNAPOLIS. CHAP. IV. such an act relative to this great object as, when unanimously ratified by them, will enable the United States, in Congress assembled, effectually to provide for the same." In more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236546350
  • 9781236546357