JOURNAL AND PROCEEDINS OF THE MISSOURI STATE CONVENTIONHELD AT JEFFERSON CITY AND ST, LOUIS (Google eBook)

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Page 103 - Resolved, That the several States composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General .Government; but that by compact, under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States...
Page 103 - That the Government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its...
Page 78 - I therefore consider that in view of the Constitution and the laws the Union is unbroken, and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States. Doing this I deem to be only a simple duty on my part, and I shall perform it so far as practicable unless my rightful masters, the American people, shall withhold the requisite -means or in some authoritative manner direct the contrary.
Page 13 - When a question is under debate, no motion shall be received but to adjourn ; to lay on the table...
Page 102 - ... between the innocent and the -guilty, He took this occasion to repeat, that, notwithstanding his solicitude to establish a national government, he never would agree to abolish the State governments, or render them absolutely insignificant.
Page 13 - No motion or proposition on a subject different from that under consideration shall be admitted under color of amendment.
Page 13 - The previous question shall be in this form, " Shall the main question be now put ?'' It shall only be admitted when demanded by a majority of the members present, and...
Page 13 - After a motion is stated by the President, or read by the clerk, it shall be deemed to be in possession of the house, but may be withdrawn at any time before a decision or amendment.
Page 54 - When emergencies occur which are either beyond the reach of the judicial tribunals, or too pressing to admit of the delay incident to their forms...
Page 12 - He shall have the right to name any member to perform the duties of the chair, but such substitution shall not extend beyond an adjournment.

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