The Addresses and Messages of the Presidents of the United States, Inaugural, Annual, and Special, from 1789 to 1846: With a Memoir of Each of the Presidents and a History of Their Administrations; Also the Constitution of the United States, and a Selection of Important Documents and Statistical Information, Volume 2

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Page 1510 - by the people thereof, in conformity to the resolves .of the convention made and provided in that case." The constitution having been ratified by the number of states required the following proceedings took place in the old Congress,
Page 1451 - day of March, 1845, elected to submit the first and second sections of that resolution to the republic of Texas, as an overture, on the part of the United States, for her admission as a state into our Union. This election I approved, and accordingly the charge d'affaires of the United States in Texas, under
Page 1295 - parties shall use their best endeavors to accomplish so desirable an object." In the enforcement of the laws and treaty stipulations of Great Britain, a practice had threatened to grow up on the part of its cruisers, of subjecting to visitation ships sailing under the American flag which, while it seriously involved our maritime rights, would subject
Page 863 - of the government moneys, believing as we do the course of the secretary to have been constitutional, and that the public good required its adoption. "5. Resolved, That the governor be requested to forward a copy of the above resolutions to each of our senators and representatives from this state, in the Congress of the
Page 995 - he expressed an opinion against the constitutionality and expediency of the bank, and an assertion that it had failed in the great end of establishing a uniform and sound currency. As no intimation had been been given of an
Page 1493 - called upon, by every consideration of duty and patriotism, to vindicate, with decision, the honor, the rights, and the interests of our country. Anticipating the possibility of a crisis like that which has arrived, instructions were given in August last, " as a precautionary measure,
Page 770 - the opinion of the supreme court covered the whole ground of this act, it ought not to control the co-ordinate authorities of this government. The Congress, the executive, and the court, must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the
Page 802 - laws of their country—and to point out to all, the perilous situation into which the good people of that state have been led—and that the course they are urged to pursue is one of ruin and disgrace to the very state whose right they affect to support. the
Page 1457 - it being well understood that this agreement is not to be construed to the prejudice of any claim which either of the two high contracting parties may have to any part of the said country, nor shall it be taken to affect the claims of any other power or state to any part of the said country; the only
Page 805 - produced this crisis to see the folly, before they feel the misery of civil strife : and inspire a returning veneration for that Union which, if we may dare to penetrate his designs, he has chosen as the only means of attaining the high destinies to which we may reasonably aspire. NULLIFICATION MESSAGE. JANUARY 16, 1833.

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