"[...]implied contract that "a part of their freedom shall be given up for the security of the remainder. But what part? The answer is plain. The least possible, considering the circumstances of the society, which constitute what may be called its political necessity;" and again: "In every society the members have a right to the utmost liberty ...
"[...]implied contract that "a part of their freedom shall be given up for the security of the remainder. But what part? The answer is plain. The least possible, considering the circumstances of the society, which constitute what may be called its political necessity;" and again: "In every society the members have a right to the utmost liberty that can be enjoyed consistent with the general safety;" while he proposes the rather wild remedy of divorcing the taxing and the governing powers, giving America the right to lay her own imposts, and regulate her internal police, and reserving to Great Britain that to regulate the trade for the entire empire. Naturally there was no hope of any compromise of this sort. The British ministry grew more imperious, and the Colonies more defiant. At last the clash came, and then Morris's thorough Americanism and inborn love of freedom and impatience of tyranny overcame any lingering class jealousy, and he cast in his lot with his countrymen. Once in, he was not of the stuff to waver or look back; but like most other Americans, and like[...]."
Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library Spine twist, smudges to the bottom edge of the book, spine is faded, and other light shopwear. Text is clean, From the research library of the Strawberry Bank Museum, Portsmouth NH. In addition to the above condition issues all these books from this lot have spine labels, stamps on book edges and/or enpapers, book plates and card pockets.
Very Good. American Statesmen Series, Edited By John T. Morse, Jr.; x, 370 pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, floral patterned endpapers. "Gouverneur Morris (January 31, 1752 – November 6, 1816) was an American statesman, a Founding Father of the United States, and a native of New York City who represented Pennsylvania in the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation. Morris was also an author of large sections of the Constitution of the United States and one of its signers. He is widely credited as the author of the document's preamble, and has been called the "Penman of the Constitution." In an era when most Americans thought of themselves as citizens of their respective states, Morris advanced the idea of being a citizen of a single union of states"
Very Good- No Jacket as Issued. 3/4 leather with marbled boards, gold gilt spine lettering, marbled end-papers, inner front hinge and Introduction page taped, x, 370pp., index, no writing in the book, Full refund if not satisfied.
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