Annual Report and Proceedings, Bände 14-18

Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, 1846

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Seite 7 - That, as an express and fundamental condition to the acquisition of any territory from the Republic of Mexico by the United States, by virtue of any treaty...
Seite 16 - Nevertheless congress adopted his views without delay, and on the 13th declared that by an act of the republic of Mexico, a state of war existed between the two governments; it authorized the president to call for volunteers to any number, not exceeding 50,000, to serve for twelve months after arrival at the place of rendezvous, and placed at his disposal $10,000,000. The president immediately intimated to General Scott, the commander-in-chief...
Seite 30 - The right of property is before and higher than any Constitutional sanction; and the right of the owner of a slave to such slave and its increase is the same and as inviolable as the right of the owner of any property whatever.
Seite 16 - House dissenting) had declared that " by the act of the Republic of Mexico a state of war exists between that Government and the United States...
Seite 64 - Address from the People of Ireland to Their Countrymen and Countrywomen in America.
Seite 19 - We hesitate not to say that Annexation, effected by any act or proceeding of the Federal Government, or any of its departments, would be identical with, dissolution. It would be a .violation of our National compact, its objects, designs, and the great elementary principles which entered into its formation, of a character so deep and fundamental, and would be an attempt to eternize an institution and a power...
Seite 70 - If, however, any one should offer himself as a missionary, having slaves, and should insist on retaining them as his property, we could not appoint him. One thing is certain, we can never be a party to any arrangement which would imply approbation of slavery'.
Seite 19 - ... nature so unjust in themselves, so injurious to the interests and abhorrent to the feelings of the people of the free States, as, in our opinion, not only inevitably to result in a dissolution of the Union, but fully to justify it...
Seite 67 - ... Separation aforesaid, and based upon the Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, comprehending the doctrines, and entire moral, ecclesiastical, and economical rules and regulations of said Discipline, except only in so far as verbal alterations may be necessary to a distinct organization, and to be known by the style and title of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
Seite 17 - We hold that there is not only ' no political necessity' for it, ' no advantages to be derived from it,' but that there is no constitutional power delegated to any department of the National Government to authorize it ; that no act of Congress, or treaty for annexation, can impose the least obligation upon the several States of this Union to submit to such an unwarrantable act, or to receive into their family and fraternity such misbegotten and illegitimate progeny. "We hesitate not to say that Annexation,...

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