Link to Online Collection Catalog
Link to OHS HOME page
Link to CONTACT OHS page
Link to OHIO HISTORY STORE website
Link to OHS CALENDAR page
Link to OHS PLACES page
Link to OHS RESOURCES page
Link to the ABOUT OHS page
Link to SEARCH OHS page
OHS home

Fundamental Documents Graphic Banner

FUNDAMENTAL
DOCUMENTS


ARCHIVES/
LIBRARY


ONLINE
RESEARCH
TOOLS

ONLINE
DOCUMENTS

ONLINE
SERVICES

          2

for me, at once, to meet their Approbation, & to render it honorable to myself,; nor, when I reflect upon the Character of the Men under whose immediate Influence & Example this particular settlement, which will probably give a Ton [e] to all that may succeed it, will be formed, have I much Reason to fear a Disappointment -- Men who duly weigh the Importance to Society of a strict Attention to the Duties of Religion & Morality; - in whose Bosoms the Love of Liberty & of Order is a masterly Passion; - who respect the Rights of Mankind, & have sacrificed much to support them --& who are no strangers to the De- cencies & to the Elegancies of Life. I esteem it also a singular [end of preceding line] Happiness, to you & to me, that the Gentlemen appointed to the judicial Department are of such distinguished Characters & so well known to you -- On one Side the Respect which is due to their Stations is secured; Whilst on the other it will be yielded with the most perfect good Will. - You will observe Gentlemen, that the System which has been formed for this Country, & is now to take Effect, is temporary only - suited to your infant Situation, & to continue no longer than that State of Infancy shall last: -- During that Period the Judges, with my Assistan are to select from the Codes of the Mother States such Laws as may be thought proper for you. - This is a very important Part of our Duty, & will be attended to with the greatest Care -- But Congress have not in- trusted this great Business wholly to our Prudence or Discretion; & here again you have a fresh Proof of their paternal Attention, -- We are bound to report to them all Laws that shall be introduced, & they have reserved to themselves the Power of annulling them - so that if any

PREVIOUS || INDEX || NEXT

HOME || CONTACT

 ABOUT || CALENDAR || PLACES || RESOURCES || MARKETPLACE || LINKS || SEARCH
Ohio_Historical_Society - 1982 Velma Ave. - Columbus, OH 43211 - © 1998 All Rights Reserved.