American History Leaflets: Colonial and Constitutional
Albert Bushnell Hart, Edward Channing
A. Lovell., 1895 - United States
CONTENTS.--[v. 1] no. 1. The letter of Columbus to Luis de Sant Angel, announcing his discovery, with extracts from his journal.--no. 2. The Ostend manifesto, 1854.--no. 3. Extracts from the sagas describing the voyages to Vinland.--no. 4 double Extracts from official declarations of the United States embodying the Monroe doctrine, 1789-1891.--no. 5. Extracts from the Treaty of Paris of 1763.--no. 6. Extracts from official papers relating to the Bering Sea controversy, 1790-1892.--no. 7. The Articles of confederation of the United Colonies of New England, 1643-1684.--no. 8. Exact text of the Constitution of the United States.--no. 9. Documents describing the voyage of John Cabot in 1497.--no. 10. Governor McDuffie's message on the slavery question, 1835.--no. 11 double Jefferson's proposed instructions to the Virginia delegates, 1774, and the original draft of the Declaration of independence, 1776.--no. 12. Ordinances of secession and other documents, 1860-1861.
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Page 22 - Regulating the trade and managing all affairs with the Indians, not members of any of the States ; provided that the legislative right of any State within its own limits be not infringed or violated...
Page 20 - All charges of war, and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defence or general welfare, and allowed by the united states in congress assembled, shall be defrayed out of a common treasury, which shall be supplied by the several states, in proportion to the value of all land within each state, granted to or surveyed for any Person, as such land and the buildings and improvements thereon shall be estimated according to such mode as the united states in congress assembled, shall...
Page 22 - The United States in Congress assembled shall also have the sole and exclusive right and power of regulating the alloy and value of coin struck by their own authority, or by that of the respective States.
Page 22 - ... appointing all officers of the land forces in the service of the United States, excepting regimental officers ; appointing all the officers of the naval forces, and commissioning all officers whatever in the service of the United States ; making rules for the government and regulation of the said land and naval forces, and directing their operations. The United States, in Congress assembled, shall have authority to appoint a committee to sit in the recess of Congress, to be denominated
Page 22 - Congress for the security of the parties concerned; provided that every commissioner, before he sits in judgment, shall take an oath, to be administered by one of the judges of the Supreme or Superior Court of the State where the cause shall be tried, "well and truly to hear and determine the matter in question, according to the best of his judgment, without favor, affection, or hope of reward ; " provided also that no State shall be deprived of territory for the benefit of the United States.
Page 17 - If any person guilty of, or charged with treason, felony, or other high misdemeanor in any State, shall flee from justice, and be found in any of the United States, he shall upon demand of the Governor or Executive power, of the State from which he fled, be delivered up and removed to the State having jurisdiction of his offence.
Page 21 - When my eyes shall be turned to behold, for the last time, the sun in heaven, may I not see him shining on the broken and dishonored fragments of a once glorious Union; on States dissevered, discordant, belligerent; on a land rent with civil feuds, or drenched, it may be, in fraternal blood ! Let their last, feeble, and lingering glance rather behold the gorgeous ensign of the republic, now known and honored throughout the earth, still full high advanced, its arms and trophies streaming in their...
Page 20 - States shall be divided or appropriated ; of granting letters of marque and reprisal in times of peace, appointing courts for the trial of piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and establishing courts for receiving and determining finally appeals in all cases of captures, provided that no member of Congress shall be appointed a judge of any of the said courts.
Page 28 - Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, "The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
Page 28 - If we shall suppose that American slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through his appointed time, he now wills to remove, and that he gives to both North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offense...