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Context of The journal of the Federal Convention of 1787 analyzed : the acts and proceedings thereof compared : and their precedents cited : in evidence of the making of the constitution for interpretation or construction in the alternative, according to either the federal plan or the national plan : that by the latter Congress have general power to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States : direct taxes are taxes direct to the several states, in contrast with duties extending throughout the United States which are indirect taxes to the several states : and the limits of the Union are coextensive with the bounds of America
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