Discourse, 25 February 1843, as Reported by Willard Richards

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the Ligislature have ceded up to us the privilige of enacting laws we stand in the same relation as the state.— This clause is for the Legislature, is not a law— for the people. diametrically contra[r]y to the constitution. this state have passed a stay law. making it lawful <​to​> tender to property. and if we creat[e] no law. we must be govend [governed] by them.— shall we be such fools as to abide their laws. which are unconstitutional? No. we will make a law for Gold & Silver then their law ceases & we can collect our debts.— “Powers not delegated to the states— or reservd fr[o]m the states” is constituti[o]nal, [p. [220]]
the Ligislature have ceded up to us the privilige of enacting laws we stand in the same relation as the state.— This clause is for the Legislature, is not a law— for the people. diametrically contrary to the constitution. this state have passed a stay law. making it lawful to tender property. and if we create no law. we must be govend [governed] by them.— shall we be such fools as to abide their laws. which are unconstitutional? No. we will make a law for Gold & Silver then their law ceases & we can collect our debts.— “Powers not delegated to the states— or reservd from the states” is constitutional, [p. [220]]
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