Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States

Edited by: Lalor, John J.
(?-1899)
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1881
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New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co.
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1899
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Includes articles by Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, Henry George, J. B. Say, Francis A. Walker, and more.
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COUNCIL

I.319.1

COUNCIL (IN U. S. HISTORY). I. The name given to the upper house of the territorial legislatures.

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—II. Under the colonial governments the council, legislative council, or executive council, was a body partaking of the nature and functions of an upper house of the legislature, and of a privy council. The name was retained for the upper house of the legislature by Delaware until 1792, by Georgia until 1798, by South Carolina until 1790, and by Vermont until 1836. (See TERRITORIES, ASSEMBLY.)

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