Southern Secession: A Letter Addressed to Captain M. T. Maury, Confederate Navy, on His Letter to Admiral Fitzroy (Google eBook)

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R. Hardwicke, 1862 - United States - 99 pages
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Page 37 - Virginia declare and make known that the powers granted under the Constitution being derived from the People of the United States may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression...
Page 38 - ... denomination, can be cancelled, abridged, restrained or modified, by the congress, by the senate or house of representatives acting in any capacity, by the president or any department, or officer of the United States, except in those instances in which power is given by the constitution for those purposes ; and that among other essential rights, the liberty of conscience and of the press cannot be cancelled, abridged, restrained or modified by any authority of the United States.
Page 37 - STATES, may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression, and that every power, not granted thereby, remains with them, and at their will: that, therefore, no right, of any denomination, can be cancelled, abridged, restrained, or modified, by the Congress, by the Senate or House of Eepresentatives, acting in any capacity; by the President, or any department, or officer of the UNITED STATES, except in those instances in which power is given by the CONSTITUTION,...
Page 37 - We, the Delegates of the people of Virginia, duly elected in pursuance of a recommendation from the General Assembly, and now met in Convention, having fully and freely investigated and discussed the proceedings of the federal convention, and being prepared as well as the most mature deliberation hath enabled us, to decide thereon...
Page 56 - Nous avons plus de marchandises, de vins, de laines et de draps aux Anglois, que nous n'avons aux François; et si nous y inclinons par nature mieux. Gardons que nous fassions traité nul dont nous nous puissions repentir.
Page 37 - General Assembly, and now met in Convention, having fully and freely investigated and discussed the proceedings of the Federal Convention, and being prepared, as well as the most mature deliberation hath enabled us, to decide thereon, DO, in...
Page 56 - Si les François dominoient sur nous ils nous tiendroient en ces usages. Encore nous vaut-il mieux être Anglois, quand nous sommes ainsi nés, qui nous tiennent francs et libéraux, que en la subjection des François. Si les Londriens ont déposé le roi Richard et couronné le roi Henry, que nous touche cela? toujours avons-nous roi. Et nous avons entendu que l'évêque de Londres et messire Thomas de Percy seront briefici.
Page 93 - We are told by the leading spirits of the South Carolina Convention that neither the election of Mr. Lincoln nor the non-execution of the Fugitive Slave law, nor both combined, constitute their grievances. They declare that the real cause of their discontent dates as far back as 1833.
Page 7 - ... territory of the Union. The cry for war, he says, is raised by the clamorous traders of the seaport towns, — men who cannot properly be said to belong to America, and who, at any rate, drive a commerce uncertain and transitory in its own nature, liable to be terminated at once by a peace in Europe, and much inferior both in respectability and solidity, to those regular branches of industry which consist in the cultivation or the exchange of American produce.

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