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Page 126 - The convention which framed the constitution was indeed elected by the state legislatures; but the instrument, when it came from their hands, was a mere proposal, without obligation or pretensions to it. It was reported to the then existing congress of the United States, with a request that it might "be submitted to a convention of delegates chosen in each state by the people thereof, under the recommendation of its legislature, for their assent and ratification.
Page 9 - Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent;" and in their property, rights, and liberty they never shall be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress; but laws founded in justice and humanity shall, from time to time, be made, for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them.
Page 79 - Resolved, by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be requested to use their exertions to procure the passage of an act of Congress for the relinquishment, on the part of the United States...
Page 71 - 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 16 - Both contracting parties, wishing to favor their mutual commerce, by affording in their ports every necessary assistance to their respective merchant vessels, have agreed, that the sailors who shall desert from their vessels in the ports of the other, shall be arrested and delivered up...