ARGUMENT OF THE HON. HIRAM DENIO, IN THE CASE OF THE PEOPLE EX REL. PHELPS, VS. GEORGE W. NEWELL, AUDITOR OF THE CANAL DEPARTMENT, ON THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF THE ACT RELATING TO THE COMPLETION OF THE CANALS, BEFORE THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK, APRIL TERM, 1852.

Albany: Printed at the Franklin Office, 1852. 41, [1 blank] pp. Disbound, title page lightly toned, else Very Good.

"The decision of the Court of Appeals held the act in question unconstitutional. It was reported at 7 New York Rep. 9" [Cohen]. Emphasizing the constitutional restraints on the New York Legislature Denio, who later became a Judge of the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court, argues that New York's Constitution prescribed the mode for completing the canals system; that the statute enacted by the Legislature prescribed a different mode of completion; and that the statute was therefore void because it conflicted with the Constitution. Denio's argument is a detailed presentation of the financial aspects of New York's canal system.
Cohen 12096. Not in Sabin, but see Sabin 19536 for a related item. Item #31128

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