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New Jersey:

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL, ON THE PROPOSED ALTERATION OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF NEW JESEY. READ FEBRUARY 24TH, 1841, AND ORDERED TO BE PRINTED.

Sherman and Harron, Trenton: 1841 Contemporary plain wrappers, stitched, light wear and fox. 14, [2] pp. Good+ to Very Good. New Jersey's Constitution, "the constitution of the revolution...was adopted on the second day of July, 1776, and is therefore two days older than the Declaration of Independence." The Committee discusses the function of a Constitution, which is "the source of all political power, the fountain of all government," setting "fundamental" rules of conduct, "bounds" to governmental action, and guarantees to "publick liberty" by separation of governmental powers. Though power resides in the people, the Committee rejects universal suffrage-- which would include "women, children, negroes, mulattoes, paupers, slaves, convicts"-- as "visionary, impossible, absurd." The Committee considers several other issues, involving the appropriate branch of government to make judicial appointments and to exercise the duties of a judicial Chancellor. OCLC 8685087 [2]. AI 41-3748 [3] [as of July 2014].


Book Id: 19672

Price: $275.00

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