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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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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, Volume 2

Henry Wilson - 1874
...affirmed that " 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." Mr. Sumner avowed that he supported the Constitution as he understood it, and maintained that the Fugitive...
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Life and Public Services of Charles Sumner

Charles Edwards Lester - 1874 - 596 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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The Executive Power in the United States: A Study of Constitutional Law

Adolphe de Pineton marquis de Chambrun - 1874 - 270 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. The opinion of the judges has no more authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress has over...
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Life and Public Services of Charles Sumner

Charles Edwards Lester - 1874 - 596 pages
...swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others." Yes, sir, AS HE UNDERSTANDS IT, and not as it is understood by others. Does any Senator here dissent from this rule ? Does the Senator from Virginia ? Does the Senator from...
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THE WORKS OF CHARLES SUMNER

1875
...these words : " 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...AS HE UNDERSTANDS IT, and not as it is understood liy others. Does any Senator here dissent from this rule? Does the Senator from Virginia ? Does the...
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 3

Charles Sumner - 1875
...Constitution. Each public officer, who takes an oath to support the Constitution, swears that he itrill 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 Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 4

Charles Sumner - 1875
...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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Public Men and Events from the Commencement of Mr. Monroe's ..., Volume 1

Nathan Sargent - 1875 - 59 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. . . . The opinion of the judges has no more authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress has...
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The Civil Government of the States: And the Constitutional History of the ...

Patrick Cudmore - 1875 - 262 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. That he had the same right to remove Stanton that Lincoln had to remove Floyd, the They held the tenure-of-office...
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Public Men and Events from the Commencement of Mr. Monroe's ..., Volume 1

Nathan Sargent - 1875 - 59 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. . . . The opinion of the judges has no more authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress has...
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