Admission of State of New Columbia Into the Union: Hearing and Markup Before the Subcommittee on Judiciary and Education and the Committee on the District of Columbia, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 2482, March 24, 26, and April 2, 1992, Volume 1

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Page 433 - Under this article of the constitution it rests with congress to decide what government is the established one in a State. For as the United States guarantee to each State a republican government, congress -must necessarily decide what government is established in the State before it can determine whether it is republican or not.
Page 448 - In the compound republic of America, the power surrendered by the people, is first divided between two distinct governments, and then the portion allotted to each subdivided among distinct and separate departments.
Page 130 - Without it, not only the public authority might be insulted and its proceedings be interrupted with impunity, but a dependence of the members of the general government on the state comprehending the seat of the government, for protection in the exercise of their duty, might bring on the national councils an imputation of awe or influence, equally dishonorable to the government and dissatisfactory to the other members of the confederacy. This consideration has the more weight, as the gradual accumulation...
Page 97 - That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle between these two principles — right and wrong — throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time ; and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle, in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the...
Page vii - Congress may by law direct, shall be, and the same is hereby forever ceded and relinquished to the Congress and Government of the United States, in full and absolute right, and exclusive jurisdiction, us well of soil as of persons residing or to reside thereon, pursuant to the tenor and effect of the eighth section of the first article of the Constitution of the Government of the United States.
Page 130 - State will no doubt provide in the compact for the rights and the consent of the citizens inhabiting it; as the inhabitants will find sufficient inducements of interest to become willing parties to the cession; as they will have had their voice in the election of the government which is to exercise...
Page 462 - ... a municipal legislature for local purposes derived from their own suffrages will of course be allowed them...
Page 144 - That the United States in Congress be requested to allow "and cause to be paid to the Secretary and other officers of "this Convention such sums in proportion to their respective "times of service as are allowed to the Secretary and similar "Officers of Congress...
Page 218 - I congratulate the people of the United States on the assembling of Congress at the permanent seat of their Government ; and I congratulate you, gentlemen, on the prospect of a residence not to be changed.
Page 151 - To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures; To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States...

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