Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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25 February 1843 • Saturday
Saturday Feb 25— 1843  Recivd a Gold watch— A.M.  in city council.— P.M. 3. oclock  met after adjournment. 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]]
25 February 1843 • Saturday
Saturday Feb 25— 1843 Recivd a Gold watch— A.M. in city council.— P.M. 3. oclock met after adjournment. 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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