, as fixed by the treaty of peace, are: on the east the Atlantic, on the south the latitude of thirty-one degrees, on the west the Mississippi, and on the north an irregular line running in some instances beyond the forty-fifth degree, in others falling as low as the forty-second.
It is far more rational to suppose, that the courts were designed to be an intermediate body between the people and the legislature, in order, among other things, to keep the latter within the limits
assigned to their authority.
(Thirdly and Lastly): That Characters which may not have appeared, and Events which may not have taken place, within the limits
of our own individual experience, may nevertheless be perfectly natural Characters and perfectly probable Events, for all that.