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" The Congress, the executive, and the court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood... "
Charles Sumner; His Complete Works: With Introduction by Hon. George Frisbie ... - Page 180
by Charles Sumner - 1900
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Cotton is King, and Pro-slavery Arguments: Comprising the Writings of ...

E. N. Elliott, David Christy, Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Thornton Stringfellow, Robert Goodloe Harper, James Henry Hammond, Samuel Adolphus Cartwright, Charles Hodge - 1860 - 890 pages
...sentence: " Each public officer, who takes an oath to , support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." With * This error was by no means a capital one. these authoritative words of Andrew Jackson," says...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

1860 - 254 pages
...Constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others. It Is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and of the President, to decide...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

1860 - 254 pages
...Constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it Is understood by others. It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and of the President, to decide...
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Life of Andrew Jackson, Volume 3

James Parton - 1860
...officer, " said the President, " who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others :" even though those " others" be the Judges of the Supreme Court of the United States. " The opinion...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

1860 - 248 pages
...Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others. It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and of the President, to decide...
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The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, Volume 2

Frank Moore - 1862
...Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others. It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and of the President to decide...
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Life and times

Henry Clay - 1863
...Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others. * * * The opinion of the judges has no more authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress has...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1864 - 510 pages
...Constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." Again and again have I heard Judge Douglas denounce that bank decision, and applaud General Jackson...
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Mirror of modern democracy: A History of the democratic party, from its ...

William D. Jones - 1864
...for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution. Each public officer swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." And he said the President was independent of beth Congress and the Judges. Nowhere was the President...
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Documents Accompanying the Journal ...

Michigan. Legislature - 1865
...Constitution. Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he will support it, as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others. It is as much the dmty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate and of the President to decide...
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