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" The separate independence and individual sovereignty of the several states were never thought of by the enlightened band of patriots who framed this Declaration... "
The Theory of Our National Existence: As Shown by the Action of the ... - Page 482
by John Codman Hurd - 1881 - 550 pages
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American Political History, 1763-1876, Volume 2

Alexander Johnston - United States - 1905
...assertion of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, January 18, 1788: "The separate independence and individual sovereignty of the several States were never thought...of by the enlightened band of patriots who framed the Declaration of Independence ; the several States are not even mentioned by name in any part of...
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Studies in Constitutional History

James Oscar Pierce - Constitutional history - 1906 - 330 pages
...several states. . . . The separate independence and individual sovereignty of the several states was never thought of by the enlightened band of patriots who framed this declaration." (4 Elliott's Deb. 301.) --'And Charles Pinckney of South Carolina also said: "The idea, which has...
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Reminiscences of Richard Lathers: Sixty Years of a Busy Life in South ...

Richard Lathers - Georgetown (S.C.) - 1907 - 425 pages
...Revolution, and the trusted friend of Washington. He writes : ' Separate independence and individual sovereignty of the several States were never thought...of by the enlightened band of patriots who framed the Declaration of Independence. The several States are not even mentioned by name in any part of it,...
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Secession and Constitutional Liberty: In which is Shown the Right ..., Volume 1

Bunford Samuel - Constitutional law - 1920
.... . the declaration is made in the following words : . . . The separate independence and individual sovereignty of the several states were never thought...enlightened band of patriots who framed this Declaration," etc.*0 Judge Story, adding a little to this theory, says : "In the first place, antecedent to the declaration...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 70

1861
...noble words of a revolutionary patriot and statesman : — " The separate independence and individual sovereignty of the several states were never thought...of by the enlightened band of patriots who framed the Declaration of Independence. The several states are not even mentioned by name in any part of it,...
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Proceedings, American Philosophical Society (vol. 117, No. 3, 1973)

...Pinckney, had never entertained thoughts of the independence and sovereignty of the separate states, which "are not even mentioned by name in any part of it,...independence arose from our union, and that without it we would neither be free nor independent." " Others reiterated the popular Federalist theme that America...
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A CONSTITUTIONAL VIEW OF THE LAWS WAR BETWEEN THE STATES

ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS - 1868
...independent States.'" The separate Independence and individual Sovereignty of the several States werie never thought of by the enlightened band of patriots...States are not even mentioned by name in any part, as if it was intended to impress the maxim on America/ that our freedom and independence arose from...
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Political Sovereignty: The Supreme Authority in the United States

...is even more extraordinary still. The statement is, "that the separate independence and individual Sovereignty of the several States were never thought...enlightened band of patriots who framed this Declaration." That these men did look forward hopefully for a continued Union of States, under a Compact to be formed...
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