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" The government which has a right to do an act, and has imposed on it, the duty of performing that act, must, according to the dictates of reason, be allowed to select the means ; and those who contend that it may not select any appropriate means, that... "
The American Law Register - Page 309
1868
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The wrong of slavery, the right of emancipation, and the future of the ...

History - 1864 - 246 pages
...who is to be the judge of the appropriateness and necessity of the means to be employed, thus:— " The Government which has a right to do an act, and...dictates of reason, be allowed to select the means." Thus, then, the matter stands. The powers to lay and collect taxes, to exercise authority over forts...
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A narrative of Andersonville, drawn from the evidence elicited on the trial ...

Ambrose Spencer, Henry Wirz - 1866
...the government which has a right to do and act, and has imposed upon it the duty of performing the act, must, according to the dictates of reason, be allowed to select the means." Having thus disposed of the question of jurisdiction, I ask indulgence a moment to notice some of :...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of Appeals of ..., Volume 27

New York (State). Court of Appeals, Erasmus Peshine Smith, George Franklin Comstock, Henry Rogers Selden, Francis Kernan, Samuel Hand, Joel Tiffany - Law reports, digests, etc - 1868
...the most appropriate means." . . . " The government which has a right to an act, and has imposed on it the duty of performing that act, must, according...dictates of reason, be allowed to select the means,- and those who contend they may not select any appropriate means, that one particular mode of affecting...
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Trial of Andrew Johnson: President of the United States, Before ..., Volume 2

Andrew Johnson, Benjamin Perley Poore - Impeachments - 1868
...of the power of Congress, say : " The government which has a right to do an act, and has imposed on it the duty of performing that act, must, according...dictates of reason, be allowed to select the means." Again, they .cay : "We admit, as all must admit, that the powers of the government are limited, and...
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The Great Impeachment and Trial of Andrew Johnson: President of the United ...

Biography & Autobiography - 1868 - 289 pages
...of the power of Congress, say»:--"ihe government which hap a right to do an act, and has imposed on it the duty of performing that act, must, according to the dictates of na-.jn, be allowed to oelect the means." Again, they sav :— "We admit, HI nil luu^t admit, that the...
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Reports of decisions rendered in the Circuit and District Courts ..., Volume 1

United States. Circuit Courts, Benjamin Vaughan Abbott, United States. District Courts - Law reports, digests, etc - 1870
...regulate commerce ; to declare and conduct war ; and to raise and support armies and navies ;" and that ic a government, intrusted with such ample powers, on...armies," and we shall do well to remember that Congress is to be allowed, according to the ruling I have read, to select the means by which armies are to be...
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The Albany Law Journal: A Monthly Record of the Law and the ..., Volumes 53-54

Law - 1896
...withholding the choice of means ? The government, which has the right to do and act, and has imposed on it the duty of performing that act, must, according...dictates of reason, be allowed to select the means.'' Upon still another occasion he said : ''If any One proposition could command the universal assent of...
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The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of ..., Volume 10; Volume 1870

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1871
...Government which has a right to do any act, and has imposed on it the duty of performing that act, muet, according to the dictates of reason, be allowed to select the means, and those who contend that it rnav not select nny appropriate means, that one particular mode of effecting...
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Report of the Select Committee On Transportation-Routes To the Seaboard

1874
...direct mode of executing them." " The Government, which has the right to do an act, and hsts imposed on it the duty of performing that act, must, according...dictates of reason, be allowed to select the means ; and those who contend that it may not select any appropriate means—that one particular mode of...
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 10

Charles Sumner - Slavery - 1874
...Here are the precise words : — " The government which has a right to do an act, and has imposed on it the duty of performing that act, must, according...dictates of reason, be allowed to select the means ; and those who contend that it may not select any appropriate means, that one particular mode of effecting...
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