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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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8542. TREATIES, Power to make.—
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8542. TREATIES, Power to make.—

States of America before their present Union
possessed completely, each within its own
limits, the exclusive right to * * * [make
treaties and] by their act of Union, they have
as completely ceded [it] to the General Government.
Art. 2d. Section 1st. “The President
shall have power, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, to make treaties,
provided two-thirds of the Senators present
concur.” Section 10th, “No State shall
enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation.
No State shall, without the consent
of Congress, * * * enter into any agreement
of compact with another State, or with
a foreign power * * *.” These paragraphs
of the Constitution, declaring that the
General Government shall have, and that the
particular ones shall not have, the right of
* * * treaty, are so explicit that no commentary
can explain them further, nor can
any explain them away.—
Opinion on Georgian Land Grants. Washington ed. vii, 468. Ford ed., v, 166.