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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 National Cyclopaedia of American Biography

United States - 1899
...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 or modern, has produced effects of a more distinct and marked and lasting character than the ordinance of "87." In 1790 Mr. Dane was a...
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Charles Sumner; His Complete Works: With Introduction by Hon ..., Volume 3

Charles Sumner - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1900
...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...effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787. That instrument was drawn by Nathan Dane, then and now a citizen of Massachusetts....
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A Political History of Wisconsin

Alexander McDonald Thomson - Wisconsin - 1900 - 452 pages
...color of constitutional authority." Yet Madison warmly commended the act, and Daniel Webster said: "I doubt whether one single law of any law-giver,...effects of more distinct, marked and lasting character, than the Ordinance of 1787." But it was a usurpation of authority for the common good, like the Louisiana...
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The Story of the Western Reserve of Connecticut

William Stowell Mills - Ohio - 1900 - 134 pages
...respects constitutes an epoch in the history of law-making. Of this ordinance Daniel Webster said, "I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient...effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787." MODERN METHODS OF STUDY. The settlement and growth of any territory or...
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The Critical Period of American History, 1783-1789

John Fiske - United States - 1916 - 368 pages
...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 or modern, has produced effects of inore distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787." Nothing could have been...
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Federal Aid for Vocational Education: A Report to the Carnegie ..., Issue 10

Isaac Leon Kandel - Agricultural colleges - 1917 - 127 pages
...subsequent history of the grants, the statement of Daniel Webster may be fully endorsed when he said, "I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient...effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787" ( Works, vol. iii, p. 263). It incorporated wholly the principle that "...
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Annual Report of the American Bar Association: Including ..., Volume 43

American Bar Association - Bar associations - 1918
...Congress, covering what was then the great northwest territory. Daniel Webster once stated that he doubted whether one single law of any law-giver, ancient or...effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the ordinance of 1787. It guaranteed the right of trial by jury, the sanctity of private contract,...
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Indiana Historical Collections, Volume 4

Indiana - 1919
...characterize this ordinance as a marvelous instrument of government advisedly. Of it, Daniel Webster said: I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient...effects of more distinct, marked and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787. It is well to remember the words of Webster, in our search for the source...
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Our United States: A History

William Backus Guitteau - History - 1919 - 637 pages
...followed by the national government in dealing with its territories. " I doubt," said Daniel Webster, " whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or...effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787." The ordinance provided that for the first few years, the Northwest Territory...
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Early History of North Dakota: Essential Outlines of American History

Clement Augustus Lounsberry - North Dakota - 1919 - 645 pages
...constitution accepted by the people of the State of Massachusetts in 1780, and Daniel Webster said of it: "No single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has...effects of more distinct, marked, and lasting character, than the Ordinance of 1787." It forever prohibited slavery or involuntary servitude, "otherwise than...
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