Publications Relative to the Difference of Opinion Between the Governor and the Council [of Maryland] on Their Respective Powers

Sampul Depan
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012 - 94 halaman
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. 1803. Excerpt: ... article expressly declares, that he, the governor, ma) Hone exercise all other the executive powers of govern-, ment, where the concurrence of council is not required by the laws: no law requiring the concurrence of council in making merely a nomination does exist, or tan exist--such a law being in its nature a palpable absurdity So much in reply to this constitutional medley of Republicans; and here this address would close but for the base suggestion that the governor has been influenced by unworthy and dishonourable motives in this difference-ivith the council on a point of construction--a difference? tyhich it has been shewn actually commenced with their earliest official intercourse. The imputation will not b- treated with silent contempt. His life we hope is un stained by duplicity or intrigue, atid he has ever avowed A readiness to submit his most confidential disclosures ta the severest public scrutiny; if what concerns an individual can be thought any way interesting to a state. He is charged with having actedon this occasion from a.personal resentment against Mr. Montgomery, after at vain attempt to corrupt by allurements the inflexible integrity of that gentleman, tcf vote for him as a senator of the United States against general Smith--The governor, we trust, will never suffer any provocation to convert a public question into a private dispute. It is firmly believed that he never felt a sentiment towards Mr. M. but what was sincerely friendly, and that he never allowed himself to speak of hinvunless he could do so witri commendation artd respect, until informed of very intemperate and disrespectful language used towards himself, stnd we believe that he still feels a confidence that Mr, M. is incapable of having countenanced this infamou a...

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