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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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Blue and Gray: The Patriotic American Magazine, Volume 3

United States - 1894
...act of sovereignty as any that Congress can pass to-day under the Constitution. Says Daniel Webster : "I doubt whether one single law of any law-giver,...effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the ordinance of 1787." Said Madison : "A great and independent fund of revenue is passing into...
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The American Republic and the Debs Insurrection

Zephaniah Swift Holbrook - Pullman Strike, 1894 - 1895 - 48 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. We see its consequences at this moment, and we shall never cease to see...
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Oration Delivered by George F. Hoar, of Massachusetts, April 7, 1888: At the ...

George Frisbie Hoar - Marietta (Ohio) - 1895 - 41 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." The founders of the Northwest and the framers of the Ordinance meant to...
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Official Report of the Centennial Celebration of the Founding of the City of ...

Cleveland Centennial Commission - Cleveland (Ohio) - 1896 - 270 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. We see its consequences at this moment and we shall never cease to see...
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History and Civil Government of Ohio

Burke Aaron Hinsdale, Mary Louise Hinsdale - Ohio - 1896 - 368 pages
...accustomed 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. We see its consequences at this moment, and we shall never cease to see...
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Annual Report of the American Historical Association

American Historical Association - Historiography - 1897
...Northwest Territory, of which Webster said, in his measured and magisterial words, that he doubted "whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or...of more distinct, marked, and lasting character." This celebrated ordinance was drafted, as is known, by Nathan Dane, a delegate to Congress from Massachusetts,...
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Annual Report of the American Historical Association

American Historical Association - Historiography - 1897
...Northwest Territory, of which Webster said, in his measured and magisterial words, that he doubted "whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or...of more distinct, marked, and lasting character." This celebrated ordinance was drafted, as is known, by Nathan Dane, a delegate to Congress from Massachusetts,...
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Historic Towns of New England

Lyman P. Powell - 1898
...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. That instrument was drawn by Nathan Dane, a citizen of Massachusetts ;...
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History of Ohio Methodism: A Study in Social Science

John Marshall Barker - Methodist Episcopal church - 1898 - 448 pages
...learning and efforts of men of ancient times; we help to perpetuate the fame of Solon and Lycurgus; but I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has had a more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787." The colonization of...
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Historic Towns of New England

Lyman Pierson Powell - New England - 1899 - 599 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. That instrument was drawn by Nathan Dane, a citizen of Massachusetts ;...
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