Andrew Jackson

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1899 - Electronic books - 503 pages
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Page 69 - Let it be signified to me through any channel (say Mr. J. Rhea) that the possession of the Floridas would be desirable to the United States, and in sixty days it will be accomplished.
Page 363 - Resolved, That the President, in the late Executive proceedings in relation to the public revenue, has assumed upon himself authority and power not conferred by the Constitution and laws, but in derogation of both.
Page 253 - ... the co-States, recurring to their natural right in cases not made Federal, will concur in declaring these acts void and of no force, and will each unite with this Commonwealth in requesting their repeal at the next session of Congress.
Page 134 - Less possessed of your confidence, in advance, than any of my predecessors, I am deeply conscious of the prospect that I shall stand more and oftener in need of your indulgence.
Page 266 - Twenty directors were to be elected annually by the stockholders, and five, being stockholders, were to be appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate. The federal government was to charter no other bank during the period of the charter of this.
Page 252 - Government, being chosen by the people, a change by the people would be the constitutional remedy ; but where powers are assumed which have not been delegated, a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy...
Page 424 - The definition, then, which does include all classes of bills of credit, emitted by the colonies or states, is a paper issued by the sovereign power, containing a pledge of its faith and designed to circulate as money.
Page 334 - That the assertions that the people of these United States, taken collectively as individuals, are now, or ever have been, united on the principle of the social compact and, as such, are now formed into one nation or people...
Page 411 - We owe an obligation to the laws, but a higher one to the communities in which we live, and if the former be perverted to destroy the latter, it is patriotism to disregard them.* Entertaining these views, I cannot sanction and will not condemn the step you have taken.
Page 149 - I may have leave to lament. For a wise man, he seemed to me at that time, to be governed too much by general maxims.

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