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" The majority of our citizens, on the contrary, possess a sovereignty with an amount of power precisely equal to that which has been granted to them by the parties to the national compact, and nothing beyond. We admit of no government by divine right ;... "
The Life of Major-General William H. Harrison ... - Page 334
by Henry Montgomery - 1853 - 465 pages
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Hazard's United States Commercial and Statistical Register, Volume 4

Samuel Hazard - Banks and banking - 1841
...that, so far as power is concerned, the Beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst men, ti at all are upon an equality, and that the only legitimate...govern is an express grant of power from the governed. Tho Constitution of the United States is the instrument containing this grant of power to INAUGURAL...
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Addresses and Messages of the Presidents of the United States from ...

United States. President - Presidents - 1842 - 754 pages
...believing that, so fur as power is concerned, the beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst men, that all are upon an equality, and that the only...of the United States is the instrument containing the grant of power to the several departments composing the government. On an examination of that instrument,...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States: With Biographical Notices of ...

Robert W. Lincoln - Presidents - 1842 - 588 pages
...that, so far u power is concerned, the beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst men — thit all are upon an equality, and that the only legitimate...of the United States is the instrument containing the grant of power to the several departments composing the government. On an examination of that instrument,...
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A Comparative View of the Constitutions of Great Britain and the United ...

Peter Freeland Aiken - Constitutional law - 1842 - 192 pages
...believing, that, so far as power is concerned, the beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst men, that all are upon an equality, and that the only...govern is an express grant of power from the governed It is the part of wisdom for a republic to limit the service of that officer, at least, to whom she...
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Might and Right

Frances Harriet Green - Dorr Rebellion, 1842 - 1844 - 324 pages
...Inaugural Address. 'The beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst men ; all are upon an equality. The only legitimate right to govern is an express grant of power from the govtrncd.' " " Our venerable guests, the revolutionary veterans ; May they live to see the disfranchised...
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The Addresses and Messages of the Presidents of the United States ..., Volume 2

United States. President - Presidents - 1846
...purely democratic, we shall find a most essential difference. All others lay claim to power limited oidy by their own will. The majority of our citizens, on...of the United States is the instrument containing the grant of power to the several departments composing the government. On an examination of that instrument,...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States: With Biographical Notices of ...

Robert W. Lincoln - Presidents - 1850 - 614 pages
...that, so far ai power is concerned, the beneficent Creator has made no distinction amongst men—that all are upon an equality, and that the only legitimate right to govern is on express grant of power from the governed. The constitution of the United States is the instrument...
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Handbook of the Administrations of the United States

Edward Griffin Tileston - United States - 1871 - 222 pages
...issues other important but still greatlyinferior trusts heretofore confided to me by my country. . . . We admit of no government by divine right ; believing...of the United States is the instrument containing the grant of power to the several departments composing the government. . . . The great danger to our...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in the ..., Volume 9

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...to exist in the mass of the people with the power claimed by other sovereignties, even by those who have been considered most purely democratic, we shall...of the United States is the instrument containing the grant of power to the several Departments composing the Government. On an examination of that instrument,...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in the ..., Volume 9

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...the parties to the national compact, and nothing beyond. We admit of no government by divine right r believing that so far as power is concerned, the beneficent...of the United States is the instrument containing the grant of power to the several Departments composing the Government. On an examination of that instrument,...
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