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Comments from John Williams Walker to the Convention

This newspaper article shows the comments John Williams Walker gave to the convention after the constitution's adoption. He offers his hopes for what the constitution will shape the state of Alabama to be, noting about the document that "If it has some faults, it has at the same time, many excellencies; and for all its defects, it carries in itself the grand corrective of amendment."

Creator: Alabama Republican
Date: 1819 August 5
Repository: Alabama Department of Archives and History
Format: Newspaper article

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