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Volume III (pub 1851) - Adams, John, and Charles Francis Adams. 1850. The works of John Adams, second President of the United States: with a life of the author, notes and illustrations. Boston: Little, Brown.
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Page 333 - States shall continue to enjoy unmolested the right to take fish of every kind on the Grand Bank, and on all the other banks of Newfoundland ; also, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and at all other places in the sea, where the inhabitants of both countries used at any time heretofore to fish...
Page 44 - That it be recommended to the respective assemblies and conventions of the united colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs has been hitherto established to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular, and America in general.
Page 575 - The transaction of business with foreign nations is Executive altogether. It belongs, then, to the head of that department, except as to such portions of it as are specially submitted to the Senate. Exceptions are to be construed strictly.
Page 263 - SIR, — I have received the letter, which your Excellency did me the honor to Write me on the 25th of this month.
Page 46 - WHEREAS his Britannic Majesty, in conjunction with the lords and commons of Great Britain, has by a late act of parliament, excluded the inhabitants of these united colonies from the protection of his crown...
Page 528 - Majesty having been pleased to declare, that he looked upon the independence and uprightness of the judges as essential to the impartial administration of justice...
Page 333 - It is agreed that the people of the United States shall continue to enjoy unmolested the right to take fish of every kind on the Grand Bank and on all the other banks of Newfoundland ; also in the Gulf of St.
Page 264 - I have received the letter which you have done me the honor to address...
Page 57 - He was the Pillar of its support on the Floor of Congress, its ablest advocate and Defender against the multifarious assaults it encountered ; for many excellent persons opposed it on doubts whether we were provided sufficiently with the means of supporting it, whether the minds of our constituents were yet prepared to receive it, &c. who, after it was decided, united zealously in the measures it called for.
Page 46 - Colonies, where no government sufficient to the exigencies of their affairs hath been hitherto established, to adopt such government as shall, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, "best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents, in particular, and America in general."—Journals of Congress.