SPEECH OF MR. CLAYTON, OF DELAWARE, IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES, ON THE FOURTH DAY OF MARCH, IN REPLY TO MR. GRUNDY OF TENNESSEE, MR. WOODBURY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND OTHERS: THE RESOLUTION OF MR. FOOT, OF CONNECTICUT, BEING UNDER CONSIDERATION.

Washington: Office of the National Journal, 1830. 56pp, disbound, scattered foxing. Good+.

The routine debate over the disposition of the public lands turned into a momentous constitutional discussion of the nature of the Union. Egged on by Vice President Calhoun, desiring a national government with minimal funds and severely constricted powers, South Carolinians asserted their "view of the Union as only a partnership, which might be dissolved when it became inconvenient." [Peterson The Great Triumvirate 175-178].
Here Clayton rebuts those principles, which he deems "subversive of the interests of this nation, or hostile to the spirit of the Federal Constitution."
Sabin 13576. AI 923. Item #32447

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