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" If any one proposition could command the universal assent of mankind, we might expect it would be this — that the government of the Union, though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action. "
An Argument on the Unconstitutionality of Slavery: Embracing an Abstract of ... - Page 387
by George Washington Frost Mellen - 1841 - 440 pages
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Reports of Cases Determined in the Circuit Court of the United States for ...

United States. Circuit Court (1st Circuit), Nathan Clifford, William Henry Clifford - Law reports, digests, etc - 1878
...tribunal. Examined separately or as a whole, they show on the one side that the Federal government, though limited in its powers, is. supreme within its sphere of action ; that its laws, when passed in pursuance of the Constitution, form the supreme law of the land. On...
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The Pacific Reporter, Volume 184

Law reports, digests, etc - 1920
...Chief Justice Marshall, in.McCullough v. Maryland, 17 US (4 Wheat.) 316, 4 L. Ed. 579: "If any one proposition could command the universal assent of...its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action. This would seem to result necessarily from its nature. It is the government of all; its powers are...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 110

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1884
...legislative, executive and judicial. " The government of the Union," said Chief Justice Marshall, " though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action;" "and its laws, when made in pursuance of the Constitution, form the supreme law of the land." " Among...
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Supreme Court Reporter, Volume 4

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1884
...legislative, executive, and judicial. " The government of the Union," said Chief Justice MARSHALL, "though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action;" "and its laws, when made in pursuance of the constitution, form the supreme law of the land." "Among...
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United States Notes: A History of the Various Issues of Paper Money by the ...

John Jay Knox - Finance - 1884 - 247 pages
...legislative, executive, and judicial. " The Government of the Union," said Chief Justice Marshall, "though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action ; " " and its laws, when made in pursuance of the Constitution, form the supreme law of the land."...
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United States Notes: A History of the Various Issues of Paper Money by the ...

John Jay Knox - Finance - 1884 - 247 pages
...powers, legislative, executive, and judicial. "The Government of the Union," said Chief Justice Marshall, "though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action ; " " and its laws, when made in pursuance of the Constitution, form the supreme law of the land."...
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Federal Decisions: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme ..., Volume 6

Law reports, digests, etc - 1885
...Though limited in power, the federal government is supreme within its sphere of action. If any one proposition could command the universal assent 'of...its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action. This would seem to result necessarily from its nature. It is the government of all; its powers are...
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A General Treatise on Statutes: Their Rules of Construction, and the Proper ...

Sir Fortunatus Dwarris - Constitutional law - 1885 - 693 pages
...the supremacy oi their respective laws, when they are in opposition, must be settled." " If any one proposition could command the universal assent of...government of the Union, though limited in its powers, is supremo within its sphere of action. This would seem to result from its nature. It is the government...
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The Chicago Law Times, Volume 1

Law - 1887
...rejected, also, the logic of the secessionist. The court held, and their opinion was unanimous: 1. That the government of the Union, though limited in its powers, is supreme within ite action. 2. That under our constitution the powers of sovereignty are divided between the government...
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The United States and the States Under the Constitution

Christopher Stuart Patterson - Constitutional law - 1888 - 290 pages
...constitutional provision, the government of the United States, as Marshall, CJ, said in McCulloch v. Maryland,2 "though limited in its powers, is supreme within its sphere of action," and, to the extent, and in the exercise, of the powers delegated to it, it is a sovereignty.3 6. The...
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