Minutes, 13 May 1844

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The chairman observed he would not wish to be connected with a counsel who would tamely sit and see any member’s rights trampled upon.
The 3rd. Section of the chairmans memorial was read and s suggestions re-read.
The chairman suggested that meant that a man would could not be appointed a member of the army by Congress, but the appointment is by the people. Whereas all that is asked is to sanction the commission already granted, & explained
read from the constitution, and said, if we had sent to Congress for an unconstitutional act, [p. [245]]
The chairman observed he would not wish to be connected with a counsel who would tamely sit and see any member’s rights trampled upon.
The 3rd. Section of the chairmans memorial was read and s suggestions re-read.
The chairman suggested that meant that a man could not be appointed a member of the army by Congress, but the appointment is by the people. Whereas all that is asked is to sanction the commission already granted, & explained
read from the constitution, and said, if we had sent to Congress for an unconstitutional act, [p. [245]]
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