Discourse, 25 February 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards

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I have read the Constitution. & find my doubts. removed.— the constitution is not a law. but empowers the people to make laws.— constitution govern the lands of but is not a law for the people. constitution tells what shall not be lawful tender— Constitution section 10 this is not saying gold & silver shall be lawful tender— it only provid[e]s the states may make a law— to make gold and silver— lawful Tender. [p. [219]]
I have read the Constitution. & find my doubts. removed.— the constitution is not a law. but empowers the people to make laws.— constitution govern the lands of but is not a law for the people. constitution tells what shall not be lawful tender— Constitution section 10 this is not saying gold & silver shall be lawful tender— it only provides the states may make a law— to make gold and silver— lawful Tender. [p. [219]]
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