Speech of Mr. Ewing, of Ohio, on the Doctrines of the Protest of the President of the United States, and on the Question of Recording Said Protest on the Journals of the Senate : Delivered in the Senate of the United States, April 21, 1834
Excerpt from Speech of Mr. Ewing, of Ohio, on the Doctrines of the Protest of the President of the United States, and on the Question of Recording Said Protest on the Journals of the Senate: Delivered in the Senate of the United States, April 21, 1834 On the last night of the session, at about 3 o'clock in the night, after nearly half the Senators had retired, exhausted and overcome Wath fatigue and watch ing, the motion to rescind this resolution was brought forward and carried by, I think, sixteen to fourteen votes. So the resolution was thus rescinded, and its recision, under these circumstances, is produced as evidence of the opinion of the Senate that it was unconstitutional. One word more, in reply to the Senator from Alabama. He said, in answer to some remark of the Senator from Maine, near me, [mr. Spraguej that that gentleman was not very obedient to any body; and this, 1n allusion, as I understood him, to the instructions sent to that Senator from the Legislature; of Maine; and it was spoken m a tone pf reproach or accusation. I stand, sir, in precisely the same predicament, and am willing to believe a share of the reproofi was intended for myself. But what 18 the accusation thus made on this ﬂoor against us? We are sworn to support the constitution of the United States, and we are charged with disobeying instructions, which require us to support acts in violation of that constitution. On subjects of this kind, when I am bound to the performance of my duty by the solemnities of an official oath, the Senator, from Alabama will excuse me, if I am not very ready to obey those who have no right to command, but who do command me to disregard and to violate that oath.' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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