Excerpt from Selections From the Private Correspondence of James Madison: From 1813 to 1836 If these views 'of the subject be just, a power in Congress to control the interior migration or remo vals of persons must be derived from some other source than section 9, Art. 1; either from the clause giving power to make all needful rules and regulations specting the territory or other property belonging to the United States, or from that providing for the admis sion of new states into the Union. The terms in which the first of these powers is ex pressed, though Of a ductile character, cant well be extended beyond a power over the territory as proper ty, and a power to make the provisions really need ful or necessary for the government of settlers until ripe for admission as states into the Union. It may be inferred, that Congress did t regard the interdict of slavery among the needful regulations contemplated by the Constitution; since, in ne of the territorial governments created by them, is such an interdict found. The power, however, be its import what it may, is Obviously limited to a territory while remain ing in that character, as distinct from that of a state. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.