Statistics for occurrence #1 of “United States” in chapter 1.1 of Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government:
...not be out of place to see what course they now undertook to pursue under the pretext of preserving the Constitution of the United States.
It had been conceded in all time that the Congress of the United States had no power to legislate on slavery in the states, and that this was a subject for state legislation.
It was one of the powers not granted in the Constitution, but reserved to the States respectiv...
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