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" The Union is much older than the Constitution. It was formed, in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774. It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States... "
Annual Register - Page 212
edited by - 1862
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The Century, Volume 35

1888
...Declaration ot Independence in 1 776. It was further matured,' and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...Constitution was, "to form a more perfect Union." But if destruction of the Union by one, or by a part only, of the States be lawfully possible, the Union is...
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COMMENTARIES ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

JOSEPH STORY, LL.D. - 1873
...Declaration of Independence of 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...and finally, in 1787, one of the declared objects in ordaining and establishing the Constitution was ' to form a more perfect Union. " For a brief account...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1873 - 737 pages
...Declaration of Independence, in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen Staffs expressly plighted and engaged that it should be perpetual,...in 1778. And finally, in 1787, one of the declared object* for ordaining ami establishing the Constitution was ' to form a mart perfect union.' " But...
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The Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War in the United States of ..., Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1874
...Declaration of Independence, in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...States, be . lawfully possible, the Union is less perfect than before, the Constitution having lost the vital element of perpetuity.'" * Frw a quarter...
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The history of England, by D. Hume, continued by T. Smollett, and ..., Volume 4

David Hume - 1876
...declaration of independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen states expressly plighted and engaged that it should...form a more perfect Union. But, if the destruction of tho Union by one or by a, part only of the states be lawfully possible, the Union is less than before,...
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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.

SAMUEL ELIOT - 1876
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen states expressly plighted and engaged that it should...be perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation in 1777 ; and finally in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution...
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History of the United States: From 1492 to 1872

Samuel Eliot - United States - 1876 - 507 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen states expressly plighted and engaged that it should...be perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation in 1777 ; and finally in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution...
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American Patriotism: Speeches, Letters, and Other Papers which Illustrate ...

Orators - 1880 - 674 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen states expressly plighted and engaged that it should...Constitution was "to form a more perfect Union." But if destruction of the Union, by one, or by a part only, of the states, be lawfully possible, the Union...
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The National Hand-book of American Progress: A Ready Reference Manual of ...

Erastus Otis Haven - United States - 1882 - 560 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...before,' the Constitution having lost the vital element ol perpetuity. It follows from these views that no State, upon its own mere motion, can lawfully get...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - United States - 1882 - 655 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should be perpetual, by the Articles of Confederado« in 177Й. And, finally, in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining aid establishing...
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