The Works of William H. Seward, Volume 1

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Page 131 - A general diffusion of knowledge being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, it shall be the duty of the legislature of this state to make suitable provisions for the support and maintenance of public schools. " The legislature shall, at as early a day as practicable, establish free schools throughout the
Page 377 - to any other practicable communications, whether by canal or railway, across the isthmus which connects North and South America, and especially to the inter-oceanic communications, should the same prove to be practicable, whether by canal or railway, which are now proposed to be established, by the way of Tehuantepec or Panama."—
Page 219 - predominant motive has been to endeavor to gain time to settle and mature its yet recent institutions, and to progress without interruption to that degree of strength and constancy which is necessary to give it, humanly speaking, the command of its own fortune.
Page 239 - Look at the manner in which the people of New England have of late carried on the whale fishery. While we follow them among the tumbling mountains of ice, and behold them penetrating into the deepest recesses of Hudson's Bay and Davis's Straits,
Page 528 - a nest of caterpillars like these, when he admonished the unwary : " Curse not the king ; no, not in thy thought; and curse not the rich, even in thy bedchamber ; for a bird of the air shall carry thy voice, and that which hath wings shall tell of the matter.
Page lxxxvi - whether acquired lawfully or seized by usurpation. The Constitution regulates our stewardship ; the Constitution devotes the domain to union, to justice, to defence, to welfare, and to liberty. But there is a Higher Law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to
Page 219 - may be inferred without any thing more from the obligation which justice and humanity impose on every nation in cases in which it is free to act to maintain inviolate the relations of peace and amity toward other nations.
Page 157 - Virginia claimed the broad region lying north-west of the Ohio, and relinquished it in 1785, with a declaration that it should " be considered as a common fund for the use and benefit of such of the United States as have become or shall become members of the Confederation or Federal Alliance of the said states, (Virginia inclusive,) according to their usual
Page 74 - But there is a higher law than the Constitution, which regulates our authority over the domain, and devotes it to the same noble 'purposes. The territory is a part, no inconsiderable part, of the common heritage of mankind, bestowed upon them by the Creator
Page 131 - The legislative powers of the state shall be vested in two distinct branches ; one to be styled the Senate, the other the House of Representatives; and both together the Legislature of the State of New Mexico. The style of all laws shall be, Be it enacted by the

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