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" I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has produced effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787. "
The Magazine of History with Notes and Queries - Page 14
1917
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The Critical Period of American History: 1783-1789

John Fiske - United States - 1888 - 368 pages
...before Ohio, the first of the five states, was admitted into the Union. "I doubt," says Daniel Webster, "whether one single law of any law-giver, ancient...effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787." Nothing could have been more emphatically an exercise of national sovereignty;...
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A History of Ohio, with Biographical Sketches of Her Governors and the ...

Daniel Joseph Ryan - Ohio - 1888 - 202 pages
...foundations on which they might build mighty and prosperous commonwealths. Daniel Webster said that no one single law of any law-giver, ancient or modern,...effects of more distinct, marked and lasting character than this ordinance. Of it Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the United States, wrote, " Never, probably...
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Report of the Board of Trustees of Public Schools of the City of Washington

District of Columbia. Board of Trustees of Public Schools - Education - 1888
...sir, to praise the lawgivers of antiquity: we help to perpetuate the fame of Solon and Lycurgus; but I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has produced effects of more distinct and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787." (Daniel Webster.) 4. The Northwest gains a colony...
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Circular of Information of the Bureau of Education, for ..., Volume 10

Education - 1889
...OPINION OP DANIEL WEBSTER. Daniel Webster recognized the greatness of the Ordinance when he said:2 "I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient...effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787." And again : " It set forth and de• clared it to be a high and binding...
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Report of the Commissioners of the National Centennial Celebration of the ...

Ohio. Commissioners of the Old Northwest Centennial Celebration, 1888, Ohio. Commissioners of the National Centennial Celebration of the Early Settlement of the "Territory Northwest of the River Ohio" and of the Establishment of Civil Government Therein - Marietta (Ohio) - 1889 - 292 pages
...to praise the law-givers of antiquity. We help to perpetuate the fair.e of Solon and Lycurgus ; but I doubt whether one single law of any law-giver, ancient...effects of more distinct, marked and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787." And the purpose and pith of our eulogy turn chiefly on the interdiction...
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Proceedings [of The] Annual Business Meeting, Issues 36-40

State Historical Society of Wisconsin - Wisconsin - 1889
...to praise the law-givers of antiquity, and we help to perpetuate the fame of Solon and Lycurgus; but I doubt whether one single law of any law-giver, ancient...effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the ordinance of 1787 We sees its consequences at this moment, and we shall never cease to see...
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Report of the Commissioners of the National Centennial Celebration of the ...

Ohio. Commissioners of the Old Northwest Centennial Celebration, 1888, Ohio. Commissioners of the National Centennial Celebration of the Early Settlement of the "Territory Northwest of the River Ohio" and of the Establishment of Civil Government Therein - Marietta (Ohio) - 1889 - 292 pages
...to praise the law-givers of. antiquity. We help to perpetuate the fame of Solon and Lycurgus ; but I doubt whether one single law of any law-giver, ancient...effects of more distinct, marked and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787." And the purpose and pith of our eulogy turn chiefly on the interdiction...
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An Introduction to the Local Constitutional History of the United States ...

George Elliott Howard - Local government - 1889 - 526 pages
...accustomed to praise the lawgivers of antiquity ; we help to perpetuate. the fame of Solon and Lycurgus, but I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient...effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787 ;" Webster, first speech on Foot's Resolution, Works, III, 263. 3Webster,...
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Contributions to American Educational History, Volume 9

Herbert Baxter Adams - Education - 1890
...praise the law-givers of antiquity, and we help to perpetuate the fame of Solon and Lycurgus ; but I doubt whether one single law, of any law-giver,...effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787. That instrument was drawn by Nathan Dane, then aud now a citizen of Massachusetts.1...
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Circular[s] of Information, Issues 1-3

Education - 1890
...praise the law-givers of antiquity, and we help to perpetuate the faîne of Solon and Lycurgns; but I doubt whether one single law, of any law-giver, ancient or modern, has produced eflVcLs of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787. That instrument...
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