The Life And Correspondence Of Rufus King (volume 1); Comprising His Letters, Private And Official…

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byRufus King

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Unsettled Condition of Foreign Trade--Massachusetts' Resolutions about it--Letters to the Deputies in Congress--Their Answers to Gov. Bowdoin--Rufus King's Statement why they took no Action on the Resolutions--Letter of Nathan Dane about the Resolutions. The conclusion of the Treaty of Peace with England, acknowledging our independence as a nation, left unsettled the terms of our foreign trade with the Powers of Europe, a condition of things which was sure, sooner or later, to cause embarrassment and trouble in the different parts of the Confederation, as each State claimed for itself the right to regulate this important business in accordance with what it deemed its own peculiar interests. There was no controlling power in the Articles of Confederation to authorize the Congress to compel obedience to any laws they might pass; and the only remedy appeared to be in some way to give Congress larger powers, which could only be done by general consent. (Early in April, 1785, the merchants in Boston met and, among other resolutions adopted, ordered a petition to be presented to the Legislature, reciting the embarrassments of the foreign trade, and urging them to instruct their delegates in Congress to endeavor to obtain early action for the regulation of this business/"? l In consequence of these suggestions, towards the end of May, Governor Bowdoin called the attention of the Legislature to the serious troubles in the foreign trade, pointing out the fact that though the evil was felt by all, many of the States were unwilling to grant full power to Congress, from fear of an entrenchment upon their reserved rights; that the settle ment of this trouble would demand some new power to be given to Congress, and that this could only be obtained by a meet...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. Unsettled Condition of Foreign Trade--Massachusetts' Resolutions about it--Letters to the Deputies in Congress--Th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.44 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217122612

ISBN - 13:9780217122610

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