Miscellaneous Writings on Slavery (Google eBook)

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J.P. Jewett, 1853 - Slavery - 670 pages
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Page 368 - Resolved, That the President, in the late Executive proceedings in relation to the public revenue, has assumed upon himself authority and power not conferred by the Constitution and laws, but in derogation of both.
Page 456 - Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever; that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation is among possible events; that it may become probable by supernatural interference) The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in such a contest.
Page 433 - And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.
Page 525 - No person shall be accused, arrested, or detained, except in cases ascertained by law. and according to the forms which the same has prescribed: and no person shall be punished, but in virtue of a law, established and promulgated prior to the offence, and legally applied.
Page 455 - Happy are the people that are in such a case ; yea, blessed are the people who have the Lord for their God.
Page 13 - HIM, unto whom all hearts are open, and from whom no secrets are hid.
Page 433 - If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee, lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him; thou shalt surely help with him.
Page 600 - ... summon and call to their aid the bystanders, or posse comitatus of the proper county, when necessary to insure a faithful observance of the clause of the Constitution referred to, in conformity with the provisions of this act; and all good citizens are hereby commanded to aid and assist in the prompt and efficient execution of this law...
Page 221 - I warn the abolitionists," says South Carolina, "ignorant, infuriated barbarians as they are, that if chance shall throw any of them into our hands, he may expect a felon's death.".
Page 456 - And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God ? that they are not to be violated but with his wrath ? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever...

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