Documents of the Constitution of England and America, from Magna Charta to the Federal Constitution of 1789

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J. Bartlett, 1854 - Constitutional history - 142 pages

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Page 48 - That princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, or ' any authority of the See of Rome, may be deposed or murdered ' by their subjects, or any other whatsoever. And I do declare, ' That no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate hath, ' or ought to have, any jurisdiction, power, superiority, preemi' nence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm
Page 46 - tence of prerogative, without grant of Parliament, for longer ' time, or in other manner, than the same is or shall be granted, is ' illegal. ' 5. That it is the right of the subjects to petition the king, ' and all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are
Page 110 - 3. Each State shall maintain its own delegates in a meeting of the States, and while they act as members of the committee of these States. 4. In determining questions in the United States in Congress assembled, each State shall have one vote. ART. 6.
Page 114 - office; 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.
Page 115 - be safely spared out of the same, in which case they shall raise, officer, clothe, arm, and equip as many of such extra number as they judge can be safely spared, and the officers and men so clothed, armed, and equipped shall march to the
Page 132 - law, or in the heads of departments. 3. The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session. of the
Page 120 - 11. Every subject of the Commonwealth ought to find a certain remedy, by having recourse to the laws, for all injuries or wrongs which he may receive, in his person, property, or character. He ought to obtain right and justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it, — completely, and without any denial, — promptly, and without delay,—conformably to the laws.
Page 46 - of laws by regal authority, without consent of Parliament, ' is illegal. ' 2. That the pretended power of dispensing with laws, or the ' execution of laws, by regal authority, as it hath been assumed ' and exercised of late, is illegal. ' 3. That the commission for erecting the late Court of
Page 131 - votes of the Electors shall be the Vice-President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal votes, the Senate shall choose from them by ballot the Vice-President.] * 4. The Congress may determine the time of
Page 48 - and bear true allegiance, to their Majesties King William and ' Queen Mary: So help me God.' ' I, AB do swear, That I do from my heart abhor, detest, and ' abjure, as impious and heretical, that damnable doctrine and po' sition, That princes excommunicated or

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