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There having been created by the Excise Law lately passed by Congress, Officers for ascertaining the quantity & quality of American distilled Spirits. & as I doubt not but one will soon be appointed by your Excellency for this place, I take the liberty of offering my services & of becoming a Candidate for the same. As I have not the honor of being known to your Excellency, Mr Smith of this...
The bill for establishing a National Bank undertakes, among other things 1. to form the subscribers into a Corporation. 2. to enable them, in their corporate capacities to receive grants of land; and so far is against the laws of Mortmain. though the constitution controuls the laws of Mortmain so far as to permit Congress itself to hold lands for certain purposes, yet not so far as to permit...
I do myself the Honour to inclose you a copy of an Act of the General Assembly of Virginia concerning an Advance of Money to the Government of the United States for public Buildings, and am with the highest Respect Your most obedt Servant ALS , DNA : RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters. Randolph enclosed a copy of “An Act concerning an Advance of Money to the Government of the United States for...
The bill for establishing a National Bank undertakes, among other things I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that ‘all powers not delegated to the U.S. by the Constitution, not prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people’ [XIIth. Amendmt.]. To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of...