President Jackson’s Proclamation re. Nullification

“The Proclamation is very long and cannot fail to produce an extraordinary sensation throughout the land …”  Then this brief extract:

I consider then the power to annul a law of the United States, assumed by one state, INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE EXISTENCE OF THE UNION, CONTRADICTED EXPRESSLY BY THE LETTER OF THE CONSTITUTION, UNAUTHORIZED BY ITS SPIRIT, INCONSISTENT WITH EVERY PRINCIPLE ON WHICH IT WAS FOUNDED, AND OBSTRUCTIVE OF THE GREAT OBJECT FOR WHICH IT WAS FORMED.

The editor says, “This then is the position in which we stand.”