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The Daily Dispatch: March 19, 1861., [Electronic resource], The points in the Constitution of the Confederate States. (search)
hence Georgia will not have to pay for improving Mobile harbor, and vice versa. In a word, those who receive the benefits, will have to pay for them. This provision he considered wise and just. In the third place — and this is a very important improvement upon the old Constitution --the public money is protected. We have been accustomed, in the old country, to hear the Presidents charged with the extravagance of the public expenditures. Thus we had heard of the extravagances of John Quincy Adams, of Andrew Jackson, of Martin Van Buren, and, finally, of Jas. Buchanan; but these extravagances were not really chargeable to the presidents. Their estimates of the probable expenditures had fallen short of the reality; thus, in some cases, the expenditures had increased two or three millions over the estimates; and, in the case of Mr. Buchanan, as much as twenty millions. His estimates were sixty millions, and yet Congress had appropriated eighty millions. It was generally the fau