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703, 710 (1885) ("[T]he rule is general with reference to the enactments of all legislative bodies that the courts cannot inquire into the motives of the legislators in passing them, except as they may be disclosed on the face of the acts, or inferrible from their operation, considered with reference to the condition of the country and existing legislation.
any obligation fairly and properly inferrible from that instrument,
The thing is, however, whether the evidence is eluded or simply unknown, or whether, though known by the subject, he does not see the rationally inferrible consequences.