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PROCLAMATION OF PRESIDENT JACKSON.
known to be the mere creatures of man's will, and designed for his use. Here they can claim no omnipotent authority, for the People created them, and the creator must be superior to his creature.
Here every legitimate power exercised by governors must be derived from grant, and when so derived, it is of course defined and limited.
Here the People gave all that is given, may take away at their pleasure all that they have given, and we all unite in calling down blessings upon that Sovereign People.
But who is this mighty and blessed and Sovereign People, tho authors and preservers of the most stupendous work of human invention for the security and perpetuation of the liberty of man?
The answer to this enquiry shall constitute the subject of my next number.