Journal: 1st-13th Congress. Repr. . 14th Congress, 1st Session-50th Congress, 1st Session, Volume 1


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Página 186 - Congress shall have power to promote the progress of science and useful arts by securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries.
Página 51 - Rule 27.] [In the appointment of the standing committees, the Senate will proceed, by ballot, severally to appoint the chairman of each committee; and then, by one ballot, the other members necessary to complete the same...
Página 187 - States to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises for the purpose of paying the debts and providing for the common defence and general welfare of the...
Página 20 - Resolved, That the Committee on Public Lands be instructed to inquire into the expediency of...
Página 200 - In such measures as I may be called on to pursue, in regard to the rights of the separate states, I hope to be animated by a proper respect for those sovereign members of our Union; taking care not to confound the powers they have reserved to themselves with those they have granted to the confederacy.
Página 121 - An act for enrolling or licensing ships or vessels to be employed in the coasting trade and fisheries, and for regulating the same.
Página 192 - ... its deliberate conviction that the acts of Congress, usually denominated the Tariff laws, passed avowedly for the protection of domestic manufactures, are not authorized by the plain construction, true intent, and meaning of the Constitution.
Página 17 - ... years, and the date from which the last enumeration commenced was the first Monday of August of the year 1820. The laws under which the former enumerations were taken were enacted at the session of Congress immediately preceding the operation; but considerable inconveniences were experienced from the delay of legislation to so late a period. That law, like those of the preceding enumerations, directed that the census should be taken by the marshals of the several districts and Territories of...
Página 12 - ... unconstitutional. The people of no one State have ever delegated to their Legislature the power of pronouncing an act of Congress unconstitutional ; but they have delegated to them powers, by the exercise of which the execution of the laws of Congress within the State may be resisted. If we suppose the case of such conflicting legislation sustained by the corresponding Executive and Judicial authorities, patriotism and philanthropy turn their eyes from the condition in which the parties would...
Página 113 - House, to make a list of the votes as they shall be declared ; that the result shall be delivered to the President of the Senate, who shall...

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