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Representative government and the common law

a study of the initiative and referendum: an address delivered at the 143d annual banquet of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York, at the Waldorf-Astoria, November 16, 1911

by Emmet O"Neal

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  • Representative government and representation.,
  • Referendum.

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    Statementby Honorable Emmet O"Neal, governor of Alabama.
    LC ClassificationsJF493 .U606 1911
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23 p.
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6544055M
    LC Control Number12014238

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Representative government and the common law; a study of the initiative and referendum. Washington: U.S. Govt. Print. Off., (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Emmet O'Neal; Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America.

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