A Brief View of the Influences that Moved in the Adoption of the Federal Constitution by the State of New Hampshire: Annual Address Before the Grafton and Cos Counties (N.H.) Bar Association

Front Cover
Rumford, 1900 - Constitutional law - 35 pages
0 Reviews
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 8 - It is too probable that no plan we propose will be adopted. Perhaps another dreadful conflict is to be sustained. If, to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work ? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair ; the event is in the hand of God.
Page 18 - Philadelphia, as above recommended, and to join with them in devising and discussing all such alterations and farther provisions, as may be necessary to render the Federal Constitution, adequate to the exigencies of the Union, and in reporting such an Act for that purpose, to the United States in Congress, as when agreed to by them, and duly confirmed by the several States, will effectually provide for the same.
Page 7 - I can see, the most wonderful Work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.
Page 8 - History, 1783-1789". what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterward defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair; the event is in the hand of God.
Page 7 - The Dartmouth College Causes and the Supreme Court of the United States, by John M. Shirley (St. Louis), 1879; A New View of the Dartmouth College Case, by Charles Doe, Harvard Law Review, 1892, vol.
Page 7 - That it be explicitly declared that all powers not expressly and particularly delegated by the aforesaid Constitution, are reserved to the several States to be by them exercised.
Page 34 - ... the best that could meet the unanimous concurrence of the States in Convention; it was done by bargain and Compromise, yet notwithstanding its imperfections, on the adoption of it depends (in my feeble judgment) whether we shall become a respectable nation, or a people torn to pieces by intestine commotions, and rendered contemptible for ages.
Page 26 - The National Constitution was ratified by the different States in the following order: Delaware, December 7, 1787; Pennsylvania, December 12; New Jersey, December 18 ; Georgia, January 2, 1788 ; Connecticut, January 9; Massachusetts, February 6; Maryland, April 28; South Carolina, May 23; New Hampshire, June 21; Virginia, June 25; New York, July 26; North Carolina, November 21, 1789; Rhode Island, May 29, 1790.
Page 18 - That it shall and may be lawful for the delegates of this State to the Congress of the United States, or such of them as shall be assembled in Congress, and the said delegates, or such of them so...
Page 18 - May next, and to join with them, in devising and discussing all snch alterations & further provisions as to render the federal Constitution adequate to the Exigencies of the Union & in reporting such an act to the United States in Congress, as when agreed to by them...

Bibliographic information