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" A Constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely be embraced... "
Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United ... - Page 395
by United States. Supreme Court, Henry Wheaton - 1819
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Niles' National Register, Volume 16

1819
...those embarrassments. A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit, and of all the means...the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely he embraced by the human mind. It would probably never be understood by the public. Its nature, therefore,...
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A View of the Constitution of the United States of America

William Rawle - Constitutional law - 1825 - 347 pages
...nature of the objects themselves. If it contained an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution, it would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and rather tend to embarrass than to elucidate....
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a Preliminary ...

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1833 - 736 pages
...those embarrassments^ A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions, of which its great powers will admit, and of all the means, by which these may be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely...
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Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of the Commonwealth of ..., Volume 7

Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1838
...constitution to contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit, and all the means by which they may be carried into execution,...requires that only its great outlines should be marked — iis important objects designated, and the minor ingredients which compose those ol'jects, be deduced...
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The New-York Review, Volume 2

Caleb Sprague Henry, Joseph Green Cogswell - American periodicals - 1838
...have made it a prolix code, and probably one never to be understood by the public. Its nature required that only its great outlines should be marked, its...important objects designated, and the minor ingredients left to be deduced. There is no restrictive term preventing the Constitution from receiving a fair...
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The New-York review [ed. by F.L. Hawks]. Wanting no.6,8, Volume 2

Francis Lister Hawks - 1838
...did not attempt to go into an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers would admit, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution. That would have made it a prolix code, and probably one never to be understood by the public. Its nature...
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The Writings of John Marshall: Late Chief Justice of the United States, Upon ...

John Marshall - Constitutional law - 1839 - 728 pages
...embarrassments. • A constitution, to contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of which its great powers will admit, and of all the means...would probably never be understood by the public. |_Its nature therefore requires that only its great outlines should be marked, its important objects...
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A Course of Lectures on the Constitutional Jurisprudence of the United ...

William Alexander Duer - Constitutional law - 1843 - 419 pages
...Constitution," he continued, " can contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of its powers, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution. Its nature required that only the * Marshall. great outlines should be marked and its important objects...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 160

Child rearing - 1845
...Constitution," he continued, " can contain an accurate detail of all the subdivisions of its powers, and of all the means by which they may be carried into execution. Its nature required that only the * Marshall. great outlines should be marked and its important objects...
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De Bow's Commercial Review of the South & West, Volume 3

Industries - 1847
...Marshall s:tiil : " A constitution, lo contain an accurate detail of all the' subdivisions of which its great powers will admit, and of all the means by which ihey may be carried into execution, would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely...
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