Journal of the Missouri State Convention Held at Jefferson City, July, 1861 (Google eBook)

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George Knapp & Company, Printers and Binders, 1861 - Missouri - 36 pages
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Page 21 - That the people of this State have the inherent, sole and exclusive right of regulating the internal government and police thereof...
Page 113 - Provided, That nothing in this section shall be so construed as to prevent the employment of a seamstress by any family for manufacturing articles for such family use. None of...
Page 37 - That the people of this State ought to have the sole and exclusive right of regulating the internal government and police thereof.
Page 23 - ... no act, ordinance, or resolution of said convention shall be deemed to be valid to change or dissolve the political relations of this State to the Government of the United States...
Page 10 - The object of the convention, as defined in its call, was "to consider the then existing relations between the Government of the United States, the people and governments of the different States, and the government and people of the State of Missouri; and to adopt such measures for vindicating the sovereignty of the State and the protection of its institutions as shall appear to them to be demanded.
Page 23 - The people of the State of Virginia, by their Delegates assembled in Convention at Wheeling, do ordain as follows: 1. A governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general for the State of Virginia, shall be appointed by this convention, to discharge the duties and exercise the powers which pertain to their respective offices by the existing laws of the state, and to continue in office for six months, or until their successors be elected and qualified...
Page 29 - Kentucky must follow. Let us then prepare to make our exit. We should keep our own counsels. Every man in the State is in favor of arming the State. Then let it be done. All are opposed to furnishing Mr. Lincoln with soldiers. Time will settle the balance. Nothing should be said about the time or the manner in which Missouri should go out. That she ought to go, and will go at the proper time, I have no doubt. " She ought to have gone out last winter when she could have seized the public arms and...
Page 96 - Considering the questions in this light, we are of opinion, taking the second question first, that, under and pursuant to the existing Constitution, there is no authority given by any reasonable construction or necessary implication, by which any specific and particular amendment or amendments of the Constitution can be made, in any other manner than that prescribed in the ninth article of the amendments adopted in 1820.
Page 96 - If, however, the people should, by the terms of their vote, decide to call a convention of delegates to consider the expediency of altering the constitution in some particular part thereof, we are of opinion that such delegates would derive their whole authority and commission from such vote; 1 239 Mass., 349, and infra.
Page 53 - Missouri should follow. Let us, then, prepare to make our exit. We should keep our own counsels. Every man in the State is in favor of arming the State. Then let it be done. All are opposed to furnishing Mr. Lincoln with soldiers. Time will settle the balance. Nothing should be said about the time or the manner in which Missouri should go out. That she ought to go, and will go at the proper time, I have no doubt.

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