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" If the states may tax one instrument employed by the government in the execution of its powers, they may tax any and every other instrument. They may tax the mail; they may tax the mint; they may tax patent rights; they may tax the papers of the custom-house;... "
Military Reservations, National Military Parks, and National Cemeteries ... - Page 303
by United States. Army. Office of the Judge Advocate General - 1898 - 322 pages
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Niles' National Register, Volume 16

1819 - 652 pages
...pursuance thereof, to be supreme; but this principle would transfer the supremacy in lact to the states. If the states may tax one instrument employed by the...may tax the papers of the custom-house, they may tax judicial process, they may tax all the means employed by the government, to яп excess which would...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the ..., Volume 4

United States. Supreme Court - 1819 - 816 pages
...pursuance thereof, to be supreme ; but this principle would transfer the supremacy, in fact, to the States. If the States may tax one instrument, employed by...may tax the papers of the custom-house; they may tax judicial process; they may tax all the means employed by the government, to an excess which would defeat...
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Niles' National Register, Volume 16

1819 - 660 pages
...pursuance thereof, to be supreme; but this principle would transfer the supremacy in fact to the states. If the states may tax one instrument employed by the...may tax patent rights, they may tax the papers of tke custom-house, they may tax judicial process, they may tax all the means employed by the government,...
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Commentaries on American Law, Volume 1

James Kent - 1832 - 590 pages
...should 4je the supreme law of the land, would be empty and unmeaning declamation. If the states might tax one instrument employed by the government in the execution of its powers, they might tai every other instrument. They might tax the mail ; they might tax the mint ; they might tax...
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The Writings of John Marshall, Late Chief Justice of the United States, Upon ...

John Marshall - 1839 - 762 pages
...pursuance thereof, to be supreme ; but this principle would transfer the supremacy, in fact, to the states. If the states may tax one instrument employed by the...tax the papers of the custom-house ; they may tax judicial process ; they may tax all the means employed by the government, to an excess which would...
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Commentaries on Statute and Constitutional Law and Statutory and ...

E. Fitch Smith - 1848 - 1004 pages
...these very measures was declared to be supreme over that which exerted a control. If the states might tax one instrument employed by the government in the execution of its powers, they might tax any and every other instrument; the mail, the mint, patent rights, papers of the custom house,...
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Sketches of the Lives and Judicial Services of the Chief-justices of the ...

George Van Santvoord - 1854 - 550 pages
...this position the reasoning and conclusion of the Chief-Justice are too strong to be shaken : — " If the States may tax one instrument, employed by the government in the execution of its powers," he says, " they may tax any and every other instrument. They may tax the mail ; they may tax the mint...
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Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 14

Georgia. Supreme Court - 1854 - 862 pages
...•" * . • ' 498 SUPREME COURT OF GEORGIA. Padelford, Fay k Co. w. Mayor and Aid. City Savannah. .^ the Government, in the execution of its powers, they may tax any and every other. They may tax the mail ; they may tax the mint ; they may tax all the means employed by the Government,...
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Sketches of the Lives and Judicial Services of the Chief-justices of the ...

George Van Santvoord - 1854 - 554 pages
...this position the reasoning and conclusion of the Chief- Justice are too strong to be shaken : — " If the States may tax one instrument, employed by the government in the execntion of its powers," he says, " they may tax any and every other instrument. They may tax the...
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The Lives and Times of the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of ..., Volume 1

Henry Flanders - 1858 - 572 pages
...right to punish those who steal letters from the post-office, or rob the mail. States may tax oiie instrument employed by the Government in the execution...tax the mail; they may tax the mint; they may tax patentrights; they may tax the papers of the custom-house; they may tax judicial process ; they may...
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