Alexander Hamilton and his contemporaries: or, The Rise of the American Constitution by Christopher James Riethmüller (Google eBook)

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Bell and Daldy, 1864 - 452 pages
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Page 34 - ... free and independent states ; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connexion between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved ; and that as free and independent states, .they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do.
Page 176 - That, in the opinion of Congress, it is expedient that, on the second Monday in May next, a convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several states, be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of revising the articles of confederation, and reporting to Congress, and the several legislatures, such...
Page 207 - Thus I consent, sir, to this Constitution because I expect no better, and because I am not sure that it is not the best.
Page 19 - As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress, that, as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge; and that is all I desire.
Page 6 - When your lordships look at the papers transmitted us from America, when you consider their decency, firmness, and wisdom, you cannot but respect their cause, and wish to make it your own.
Page 188 - The wisdom of a learned man cometh by opportunity of leisure : And he that hath little business shall become wise. How can he get wisdom that holdeth the plough, And that glorieth in the goad, That driveth oxen, and is occupied in their labours, And whose talk is of bullocks ? He giveth his mind to make furrows; And is diligent to give the kine fodder.
Page 474 - Classics, so far as they have been published, will be adopted. These editions have taken their place amongst scholars as valuable contributions to the Classical Literature of this country, and are admitted to be good examples of the judicious and practical nature of English scholarship ; and as the editors have formed their texts from a careful examination of the best editions extant, it is believed that no texts better for general use can be found. The volumes will be well printed at the Cambridge...
Page 85 - I trust that the request I make to your Excellency at this serious period, and which is to soften my last moments, will not be rejected. Sympathy towards a soldier will surely induce your Excellency and a military tribunal to adapt the mode of my death to the feelings of a man of honor.
Page 404 - General Hamilton and Judge Kent have declared, in substance, that they looked upon Mr. Burr to be a dangerous man, and one who ought not to be trusted with the reins of government.
Page 127 - ... for the defence and welfare of the United States or any of them, nor emit bills, nor borrow money on the credit of the United States...

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