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."
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