History of the Hartford Convention: With a Review of the Policy of the Unites States Government which Led to the War of 1812.w

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N. & J. White, 1833 - 447 páginas
 

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Página 12 - What signify a few lives lost in a century or two ? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Página 143 - We behold, in fine, on the side of Great Britain a state of war against the United States, and on the side of the United States a state of peace toward Great Britain.
Página 153 - An act declaring War between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the dependencies thereof, and the United States of America and their territories.
Página 27 - In place of that noble love of liberty and republican government which carried us triumphantly through the war, an Anglican monarchical and aristocratical party has sprung up, whose avowed object is to draw over us the substance, as they have already done the forms, of the British government.
Página 440 - State will thenceforth hold themselves absolved from all further obligation to maintain or preserve their political connection with the people of the other States, and -will forthwith proceed to organize a separate government, and do all other acts and things which sovereign and independent States may of right do...
Página 438 - State ; but it shall be the duty of the legislature to adopt such measures and pass such acts as may be necessary to give full effect to this ordinance, and to prevent the enforcement and arrest the operation of the said acts and parts of acts of the Congress of the United States within the limits of this State...
Página 215 - An act to interdict the commercial intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France and their dependencies, and for other purposes...
Página 17 - Purge that constitution of its corruption, and give to its popular branch equality of representation, and it would be the most perfect constitution ever devised by the wit of man.' Hamilton paused and said, ' Purge it of its corruption, and give to its popular branch equality of representation, and it would become an impracticable government : as it stands at present, with all its supposed defects, it is the most perfect government which ever existed.
Página 142 - We behold our seafaring citizens still the daily victims of lawless violence^ committed on the great common and highway of nations, even within sight of the country which owes them protection. We behold our vessels freighted with the products of our soil and industry, or returning with the honest proceeds of them, wrested from their lawful destinations, confiscated by prize courts, no longer the organs of public law, but the instruments of arbitrary edicts...
Página 438 - States, no appeal shall be allowed to the supreme court of the United States, nor shall any copy of the record be permitted or allowed for that purpose, and that any person attempting to take such appeal shall be punished as for a contempt of court...

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