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South Carolina. General Assembly. Senate. Report of a special committee of the Senate of South Carolina on the Resolution submitted by Mr. Ramsay on the Subject of State Rights.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.015 Author/Creator: South Carolina. General Assembly. Senate. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 11 January 1828 Pagination: 19 p. ; 22 x 14 cm.

Marked 20th Congress, 1st Session. Printed by Duff Green. Report of a committee formed to inquire into the various issues of states' rights, the Constitution, and the power of the federal government within the states. The report supports states' rights and promotes a strict constructivist position opposing tariffs and improvements within particular states that are not for the common defense. First edition.

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