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Judd, William:

WILLIAM JUDD'S ADDRESS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, ON THE SUBJECT OF THE REMOVAL OF HIMSELF AND FOUR OTHER JUSTICES FROM OFFICE, BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF SAID STATE, AT THEIR LATE OCTOBER SESSION. FOR DECLARING AND PUBLISHING THEIR OPINION THAT THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE ARE AT PRESENT WITHOUT A CONSTITUTION OF CIVIL GOVERNMENT.

Sidney's Press. Printed for the General Committee of Republicans, [New Haven]: 1804 23, [1]pp. Disbound, light tan and fox. Very Good. Sabin calls this "A Jeffersonian campaign document," written by a former Justice of the Peace removed from office by the Legislature for his political views. "When he died soon after being convicted by the Connecticut legislature in 1804, Judd became an instant Republican martyr. In this address published posthumously by the party, Judd explained his position that Connecticut lacked a Constitution. The legislative resolve of 1776 had established a legitimate government, but the constitution of a republic could emanate only from the sovereign people. A constitution defined the powers the people delegated to their rulers and specified the rights they resigned and those they retained. A review of Connecticut's history revealed no such constitution, and in Judd's view the present government posed a theoretical and real threat to liberty." Sheidley. FIRST EDITION. Sabin 36846. Sheidley 144. AI 6576 [4]. Not in Marvin, Harv. Law Cat., Marke, Eberstadt, Decker.


Book Id: 10468

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