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			 - 2015
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by Upshur, Abel Parker

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2015. ISBN-13: 9781886363441; ISBN-10: 1886363447. Upshur, Abel Parker. A Brief Enquiry into the True Nature and Character of Our Federal Government, Being a Review of Judge Story's Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States. By a Virginian. Originally published: Petersburg: Printed by Edmund and Julian C. Ruffin, 1840. 132 pp. Reprinted 1998, 2015 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781886363441; ISBN-10: 1886363447. Hardcover. New. $29.95 * Reprint of the uncommon first edition. A refutation of the nationalistic theory of the Constitution, originally published as a pamphlet in 1840, this work was also reprinted in 1863 by Northern Democrats in an effort to set forth the political philosophy of the Confederacy. Upshur (1791-1844), a Virginia judge, politician and spokesman for states-rights, pro-slavery southern conservative ideology, served as Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of State under President Tyler. An advocate of the annexation of Texas and reopened those negotiations. He was a supporter of banking regulation and an opponent of the theory of natural law. The original edition, published by another Southern conservative, Edmund Ruffin, is now quite uncommon. Dictionary of American Biography 126. Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 7866. Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 2947.


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