The Knickerbocker; Or, New-York Monthly Magazine Volume 63

The Knickerbocker; Or, New-York Monthly Magazine Volume 63

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ...or in any manner which the parties never intended. It is the business of justice to fulfil the intention of the parties in contracts, not to defeat them.' The States surrendered the right 'to emit bills of credit, ' but they did not grant that power to the Federal Government. Of course the Federal Government have not 'got the power to issue bills of credit and make them a legal tender. The remark of Mr. Ellsworth and the vote of Connecticut is satisfactory evidence on this point. If the Federal Government has issued bills of credit, and made them a legal tender for past contracts, it is a usurpation of power not granted by the Constitution. Such a usurpation the State authorities might examine, and resist in some appropriate manner. Will they do it '? _ It has been supposed in Connecticut 'that the Governor and the Assembly are, for the time, the constituted guardians of the State; that when there should be any encroaehments of the King or the Parliament on the chartered rights of the Colony, or any encroachment of the President or Congress on the reserved rights of the State, that it would be the sacred duty of the Governor and of the Assembly to interpose for its protection, and resist the encroachment on Colony rights or State rights. And how faithful some of those old Governors and legislators were! They were on the watch. ' They snuffed tyranny in the breeze.' And how faithful were their agents abroad! such men, I mean, as Sir Henry Ashurst, John Winthrop, and William J. Johnson. On the sixteenth of May, 1769, the last was a spectator in Parliament, when Grenville, in the midst of one of his speeches, looked up into the gallery and said: 'I hope there are no American Agents present; I...show more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922093
  • 9781236922090