A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States: Containing a Brief Commentary on Every Clause, Explaining the True Nature, Reasons, and Objects Thereof : Designed for the Use of School Libraries and General Readers : with an Appendix Containing Important Public Documents, Illustrative of the Constitution (Google eBook)

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Marsh, Capen, Lyon, and Webb, 1840 - Constitutional law - 372 pages
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Contents

I
11
II
17
III
22
IV
26
V
28
VI
33
VII
36
VIII
46
XXII
122
XXIII
125
XXIV
128
XXV
131
XXVI
134
XXVII
137
XXIX
142
XXX
146

IX
50
X
64
XI
76
XII
89
XIV
90
XV
96
XVI
101
XVIII
107
XIX
114
XX
117
XXI
119
XXXI
158
XXXII
170
XXXIII
179
XXXIV
186
XXXVI
228
XXXVII
242
XXXVIII
244
XXXIX
248
XL
251
XLI
254
XLII
267

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Page 334 - ... hereafter shall be formed in the said territory; to provide also for the establishment of states, and permanent government therein, and for their admission to a share in the federal councils on an equal footing with the original states, at as early periods as may be consistent with the general interest...
Page 300 - Congress shall make. 3. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury ; and such trial shall be held in the State where the said crimes shall have been committed ; but when not committed within any State, the trial shall be at such place, or places, as the Congress may by law have directed.
Page 283 - ... 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 110 - Commerce, undoubtedly, is traffic, but it is something more, it is intercourse. It describes the commercial intercourse between nations and parts of nations in all its branches, and is regulated by prescribing rules for carrying on that intercourse.
Page 140 - And in the just preservation of rights and property, it is understood and declared that no law ought ever to be made or have force in the said territory that shall in any manner whatever interfere with or affect private contracts, or engagements, bona fide, and without fraud previously formed.
Page 273 - But, from the necessity of the case, and a regard to the mutual interest of both countries, we cheerfully consent to the operation of such acts of the British parliament, as are bona fide, restrained to the regulation of our external commerce, for the purpose of securing the commercial advantages of the whole empire to the mother country, and the commercial benefits of its respective members ; excluding every idea of taxation internal or external, for raising a revenue on the subjects in America,...
Page 282 - ... united states in congress assembled can be consulted nor shall any state grant commissions to any ships or vessels of war, nor letters of marque or reprisal, except it be after a declaration of war by the united states in congress assembled, and then only against the kingdom or state and the subjects thereof, against which war has been so declared, and under such regulations as shall be established by the united states...
Page 309 - ... it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your National Union, to your collective and individual happiness ; that you should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immovable, attachment to it ; accustoming yourselves to think and speak of it as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity...
Page 284 - Congress shall judge sufficient, or being present, shall refuse to strike, the Congress shall proceed to nominate three persons out of each state, and the secretary of Congress shall strike in behalf of such party absent or refusing ; and the judgment and sentence of the court to be appointed, in the manner before prescribed, shall be final and conclusive...
Page 336 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St. Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said territory, as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other states that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.

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