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Childs & Peterson, 1860 - 503 Seiten
 

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Seite 222 - That the legislative power of the territory shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation consistent with the constitution of the United States and the provisions of this act ; but no law shall be passed interfering with the primary disposal of the soil ; no tax shall be imposed upon the property of the United States...
Seite 26 - Can the Pope or Cardinals, or any body of men, or any individual of the Church of Rome, absolve or dispense with his majesty's subjects, from their oath of allegiance, upon any pretext •whatsoever?
Seite 413 - I feel assured that slavery must give way, and will give way, to the salutary instructions of economy, and to the ripening influences of humanity...
Seite 107 - HERE WAS BURIED THOMAS JEFFERSON, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, And Father of the University of Virginia ; because by these, as testimonials that I have lived, I wish most to be remembered.
Seite 288 - The great body of non-slaveholding freemen, including those of the South, upon whose welfare Slavery is an oppression, will discover that the power of the General Government over the public lands may be beneficially exerted to advance their interests and secure their independence. Knowing this, their suffrages will not be wanting to maintain that authority in the Union which is absolutely essential to the maintenance of their own liberties, and which has more than once indicated the purpose of disposing...
Seite 254 - No administration of this Government, however strong in the public confidence in other respects, could stand a day under the odium of having stipulated with the great powers of Europe, that in no future time, under no change of circumstances...
Seite 212 - After this long and most important session, you are about to return to your home ; and I shall try to find leisure to visit mine. I hope we may meet each other again two months hence, for the discharge of our duties, in our respective stations in the government. But life is uncertain ; and I have not felt willing to take leave of you without placing in your hands a note, containing a few words which I wish to say to you. " In the earlier part of our acquaintance, my dear Sir, occurrences took place...
Seite 353 - ... States, a homestead of one hundred and sixty acres of land out of the public domain, upon condition of occupancy and cultivation of the same, for the period herein specified. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States...
Seite 254 - The convention would be of no value unless it were lasting: accordingly its terms express a perpetuity of purpose and obligation. Now, it may well be doubted whether the Constitution of the United States would allow the treaty-making power to impose a permanent disability on the American Government for all coming time...
Seite 149 - The first of these is that, when any European Nation takes possession of any extent of sea-coast, that possession is understood as extending into the interior Country, to the sources of the rivers emptying within that coast, to all their branches, and the country they caver, and to give it a right in exclusion of all other Nations to the same 23.

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