History of Vermont, Natural, Civil, and Statistical

History of Vermont, Natural, Civil, and Statistical

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ...improving to establish a dominion for herself and you too. A word to the wise is sufficient." In this letter, it will be seen that Dr. Young not only proposes the constitution of Pennsylvania as a model, but he expressly recommends, that the whole legislative power should be vested in the immediate representatives of the people--HISTORY OF TIIK CONSTITUTION. rRKAMni.E TO THE FIRST CONSTITUTION. that the governor and executive council should have power to advise, but should have no power to negative the acts of the representatives--and that all officers hoiild fall into the common mass of the people every year. These recommendations so fully express the peculiar features, which have, till recently, characterized the constitution of Vermont, that there can be no doubt that they originated in the suggestions of Dr. Young. It seems to have been generally understood llmt the original draught of the Constitution of Vermont was mftfie by llr. Voting himself, and transmitted by him to tho Vermont council of fiafuly, and it is highly probable tbut it was Bo, but we have met with no evidence, which is decisivo on this point. Believing that our reader gononilly will be interested in any thin? which re-Heels light upon the origin of that instrument, and upon the important period In our history when it was formed, wo have IranscriliCil a few items from the account book of Col. Ira Allen, Ihe first treasurer of the slate. When the rirtt of these charges were madn, the New Hampshire grants had not assumed the title of a state, and the government, which then existed, was vested by a convention of the people, in a Council of Safely. 1776. Nov. 8th. To 67 days by appointment of the Convention at Wcslminsier to go through Cumberland arid Gloucester counties, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 807g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574893
  • 9781236574893