Speeches of Andrew Johnson, President of the United States (Google eBook)

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Little, Brown, & Company, 1865 - United States - 494 pages
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Page 348 - That the legislative power of the Territory shall extend to all rightful subjects of legislation, consistent with the Constitution of the United States and the provisions of this act ; but no law shall be passed interfering with the primary disposal of the soil; no tax shall be imposed upon the property of the United States ; nor shall the lands or other property of non-residents be taxed higher than the lands or other property of residents.
Page 346 - No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize, or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.
Page 60 - The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens. Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high ; who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth...
Page 51 - Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property, and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.
Page 109 - The Constitution of the United States then forms a government, not a league, and whether it be formed by compact between the states, or in any other manner, its character is the same.
Page 182 - II. In the cession of territory and dominion made by the preceding article are included the right of property in all public lots and squares, vacant lands, and all public buildings, fortifications, barracks, and other edifices which are not private individual property.
Page 181 - THE President of the United States of America and the First Consul of the French Republic, in the name of the French people...
Page 65 - In all social systems there must be a class to do the menial duties, to perform the drudgery of life.
Page 181 - The First Consul of the French republic, desiring to give to the United States a strong proof of his friendship, doth hereby cede to the...
Page 108 - ... citizens of the United States, contrary to the laws of their country, subversive of its Constitution, and having for its object the destruction of the Union ; that Union which, coeval with our political existence, led our fathers, without any other ties to unite them than those of patriotism and a common cause, through a sanguinary struggle to a glorious independence ; that sacred Union, hitherto inviolate, which, perfected by our happy Constitution, has brought us by the favor of Heaven to a...

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