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" The migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit shall not be prohibited by Congress prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight; but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation,... "
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: Dec. 5. 1796-March ... - Page 260
by United States. Congress, Thomas Hart Benton - 1857
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Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1877
..." the migration or importation of such persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit shall not be prohibited by Congress prior to the year 1808." Therefore, all applications to Congress for such prohibition are absolutely precluded ; and I apprehend...
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The Wonders of Nature and Art: Or, A Concise Account of Whatever ..., Volume 10

Thomas Smith - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1804
..." The migration or importation of such person* as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by congress prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight ; but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding...
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House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents ..., Volume 7, Part 2

United States. Congress. House - United States
...that the migration or importation of such persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit shall not be prohibited by Congress prior to the year IbOS; but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person....
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An Alphabetical Digest of the Public Statute Law of South-Carolina, Volume 1

Joseph Brevard, South Carolina - Law - 1814
...oftheconsti43. The migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall thinkproper to admit, shall not be prohibited by Congress prior to the year 1808 ; but a tax, or duty, may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person....
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A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional ..., Volume 7

Nathan Dane - Law - 1824
...The migration or importation of such persons, as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by Congress, prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight ; but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 2

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1827
...articles which restrict the powers of Congress, and declares, " that the emigration or importation of such persons as any of the states shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited prior to the year 1808." Now, sir, where is the difference between a power to prevent...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 2

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1827
...articles which restrict the powers of Congress, and declares, " that the emigration or importation of such persons as any of the states shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited prior to the year 1808." Now, sir, where is the difference between a power to prevent...
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Eloquence of the United States, Volume 3

Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1827
...the migration or importation of such persons, as any of the states, now existing, shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by Congress, prior to the year 1808 ; but a tax, or duty, may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person."...
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The African Observer, Volumes 1-12

Slavery - 1828
...clause of the 9th section of the 1st article, it is provided, ' that the migration or importation of such persons as any of the states shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the congress prior to the year 1808.' Who were the persons here meant .'—Africans....
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Register of Debates in Congress

United States. Congress - Law - 1830
..."the migration or importation of such persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by Congress, prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight." Was it not, he would ask, under this clause, thus expressed,...
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