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ratification as a distinct, sovereign community, had said: The delegates do, in the name and in behalf of the people of Virginia, declare and make known that the powers granted under the Constitution, being derived from the people of the United States, may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression, and that every power not granted thereby remains with them and at their will.
（5 Bulletin of the Bureau of Rolls, 145.) Calhoun's Works, 248-251.
Maryland declared that nothing in the Constitution warrants a construction that the States do not retain every power not expressly relinquished by them and vested in the general government of the Union.
New York more explicitly said: That the powers of government may be reassumed by the people whenever it should become necessary to their happiness, that every power, jurisdiction and right which is not by the said Constitution clearly delegated to the Congress of the United States or the departments