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“that it does also believe that to take from the states all the powers of self government, & to transfer them to a general & consolidated government, without regard to the special delegations & reservations solemnly agreed to in that compact is not for the peace, happiness or prosperity of these states:”

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“the members of the general government, being chosen by the people, a change by the people would be the constitutional remedy; but, where powers are assumed which have not been delegated, a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy; that every state has a natural right, in cases not within the compact [casus no fœderies] to nullify of their own authority all assumptions of power by others within their limits:”

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