The Fortieth Congress of the United States: Historical and Biographical, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Page 38 - He was admitted to the bar, and commenced the practice of law in 1811, and soon attained eminence in his profession.
Page 310 - We define, therefore, an impeachable high crime or misdemeanor to be one, in its nature or consequences, subversive of some fundamental or essential principle of government, or highly prejudicial to the public interest, and this may consist of a violation of the Constitution, of law, of an official oath, or of duty, by an act committed or omitted, or, without violating a positive law, by the abuse of discretionary powers from improper motives, or for any improper purpose.
Page 143 - Plate sin with gold, And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks : Arm it in rags, a pigmy's straw doth pierce it.
Page 75 - Constitution, there is much more at stake in such a proceeding than the fate of the individual. The office of President is one of the great co-ordinate branches of the government, having its defined powers, privileges, and duties; as essential to the very framework of the government as any other, and to be touched with as careful a hand. Anything which conduces to weaken its hold upon the respect of the people, to break down the barriers which surround it, to make it the mere sport of temporary majorities,...
Page 201 - I recommend you at an early day to make manifest to the gentlemen who represent this State in the two Houses of Congress, and to the country, that Michigan is loyal to the Union, the Constitution, and the laws, and will defend them to the uttermost ; and to proffer to the President of the United States the whole military power of the State for that purpose.
Page 310 - The star of the west might yet rise in its glory, And the land that was darkest be brightest in story. I too shall be gone ; but my name shall be spoken When Erin awakes and her fetters are broken.
Page 311 - HAIL ! brightest banner that floats on the gale ! Flag of the country of Washington, hail ! Red are thy stripes with the blood of the brave, Bright are thy stars as the sun on the wave ; Wrapt in thy folds are the hopes of the Free ; Banner of Washington ! blessings on thee...
Page 294 - An Act to authorize the issue of United States notes and for the redemption of funding thereof and for funding the floating debt of the United States...
Page 76 - ... of such a character as to commend itself at once to the minds of all right thinking men as, beyond all question, an adequate cause. It should be free from the taint of party ; leave no reasonable ground of suspicion upon the motives of those who inflict the penalty...
Page 75 - In the case of an elective Chief Magistrate of a great and powerful people, living under a written Constitution, there is much more at stake in such a proceeding than the fate of the individual. The office of President is one of the great coordinate branches of the Government, having its defined powers, privileges, and duties ; as essential to the very framework of the Government as any other, and to bo touched with as careful a hand.

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