The Statesmen of America in 1846

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Carey and Hart, 1847 - Statesmen - 261 pages
 

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Page 113 - folly, Liberty first, and Union afterwards; but everywhere, spread all over in characters of living light, blazing on all its ample folds, as they float over the sea and over the land, and in every wind under the whole heavens, that other sentiment, dear to every true American heart—Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and
Page 108 - upon Massachusetts ; she needs none. There she is—behold her, and judge for yourselves. There is her history; the world knows it by heart. The past, at least, is secure. There is Boston, and Concord, and Lexington, and Bunker's Hill, and there they will remain for ever. The bones of her sons,
Page 112 - benign influences these great interests immediately awoke as from the dead, and sprang forth with newness of life. Every year of its duration has teemed with fresh proofs of its utility and its blessings; and, although our. territory has stretched out wider and wider, and
Page 172 - measure of its powers;' and that, 'in all cases of compact between parties having no common judge, each party has an equal right to judge for himself, as well of
Page 111 - always, like other popular governments, to its responsibility to the people. And now, sir, I repeat, how is it that a state legislature acquires any power to interfere? Who or what gives them the right to say to the people,
Page 91 - that if any person shall, within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, begin to set on foot, or provide or prepare the means for, any military expedition or enterprise to be carried on from thence, against the territory or
Page 92 - whom the United States are at peace, every person, so offending, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be fined not exceeding three thousand dollars, and imprisoned not more than three years.
Page 105 - he proceeded to put at once explains this difference. " What interest," asks he, " has South Carolina in a canal in Ohio ?" Sir, this very question is full of significance. It develops the gentleman's whole political system ; and its answer expounds mine. Here we differ. I look upon a road over the Allegheny,
Page 171 - 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, or that they have ever been so united in
Page 132 - of political party. It is that of discarding every remnant of rancour against each other; of embracing as countrymen and friends; and of yielding to talents and virtue alone that confidence which, in times of contention for principle, was bestowed only upon those who wore the badge of party communion. The collisions of party spirit which originate in

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