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" As men, whose intentions require no concealment, generally employ the words, which most directly and aptly express the ideas they intend to convey ; the enlightened patriots, who framed our constitution, and the people, who adopted it, must be understood... "
An Argument on the Unconstitutionality of Slavery: Embracing an Abstract of ... - Page 413
by George Washington Frost Mellen - 1841 - 440 pages
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The opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of ...

United States. Supreme Court, Thomas Gibbons, Aaron Ogden, John Marshall, Miscellaneous Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress) - Exclusive and concurrent legislative powers - 1824 - 28 pages
...patriots who framed our constitution, and the people who adopted it, must be understood to have employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended what they have said. If, from the imperfection of faumaci language, there should be serious doubts respecting the extent of any given power, it is a...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 9; Volume 22

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1824
...said. If, from tha imperfection of human language, there should be serious doubts respecting the exteet of any given power, it is a well settled rule, that the objects for which it was given, especially when those ob 1824. jects are expressed in the instrument itself, should have great...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme ..., Volume 9; Volume 22

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1824
...patriots who framed .our constitution, and the people who adopted it, must be understood to have-employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended what they have said. If, from tha imperfection of human language, there should be serious doubts respecting the extect of any given...
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The Rights of an American Citizen: With a Commentary on State Rights, and on ...

Benjamin Lynde Oliver - United States - 1832 - 411 pages
...188. The reason assigned is, that the framers of the constitution must be understood to have employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended what they have said. By article VI. of the constitution, treaties made agreeably to it, are also the supreme law of the...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1833
...patriots, who framed our constitution, and the people, who adopted it, must be understood to have employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended,...well settled rule, that the objects, for which it was given, especially, when those objects are expressed in the instrument itself, should have great influence...
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The Writings of John Marshall: Late Chief Justice of the United States, Upon ...

John Marshall - Constitutional law - 1839 - 728 pages
...patriots who framed our constitution, and the people who adopted it, must be understood to have employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended...well settled rule that the objects for which it was given, especially when those objects are expressed in the instrument itself, should have great influence...
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Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 4

Commerce - 1841
...If," says Chief Justice Marshall, in his masterly opinion in the celebrated case, of Gibbon vs. Ogden, "if, from the imperfection of human language, there...well settled rule that the objects for which it was given, especially when those objects arc expressed in the instrument itself, should have great influence...
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Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 4

Freeman Hunt, William B. Dana - Commerce - 1841
...If," says Chief Justice Marshall, in his masterly opinion in the celebrated case of Gibbon vs. Ogden, "if, from the imperfection of human language, there...power, it is a well settled rule that the objects lor which it was given, especially when those objects are expressed in the instrument itself, should...
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Michigan Reports: Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Michigan, Volume 120

Michigan. Supreme Court, Randolph Manning, George C. Gibbs, Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Elijah W. Meddaugh, William Jennison, Hovey K. Clarke, Hoyt Post, Henry Allen Chaney, William Dudley Fuller, John Adams Brooks, Marquis B. Eaton, Herschel Bouton Lazell, James M. Reasoner, Richard W. Cooper - Law reports, digests, etc - 1900
...and the people who 100 120 MICHIGAN REPORTS. [Apr. adopted it, must be understood to have employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended what they have said." Quoting this language, Judge Cooley, in his Constitutional Limitations, said at page 73 (6th Ed.) :...
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A treatise on the rules which govern the interpretation and application of ...

Theodore Sedgwick - Constitutional history - 1857 - 712 pages
...patriots who framed our Constitution, and the people who adopted it, must be understood to have employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended what they have said."* Transposition of Clauses. — In regard to the transposition of sentences in order to arrive at the...
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