A Short Account of the Hartford Convention, Taken from Official Documents, and Addressed to the Fair Minded and the Well Disposed: To which is Added an Attested Copy of the Secret Journal of that Body

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O. Everett, 1823 - Hartford Convention - 36 pages
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Page 11 - The proceedings for Friday, December 10, 1813, for example, show : On motion of Mr. HEMPSTEAD, ******* Resolved, That the Committee on the Judiciary be instructed to inquire into the expediency of making provision, by law, for the appointment of an additional Judge of the Supreme Court, in the Territory of Missouri, exclusively for the District of Arkansas, with leave to report by bill or otherwise.
Page 16 - ... of their territory against the enemy; and a reasonable portion of the taxes, collected within said States, may be paid into the respective treasuries thereof, and appropriated to the payment of the balance due said states, and to the future defence of the same. The amount so paid into the said treasuries to be credited, and the disbursements made as aforesaid to be charged to the United States.
Page 13 - The committee entertain a high sense of the wisdom and ability with which this convention have discharged their arduous trust ; and while they maintain the principle of State sovereignty, and of the duties which citizens owe to their respective State governments, they give the most satisfactory proofs of attachment to the Constitution of the United States and to the national Union.
Page 30 - that it is expedient to attempt to make provision for restraining Congress in the exercise of an unlimited power to make new states, and admitting them into the Union.
Page 14 - Treasuries thereof, appropriated to the payment of the balance due to said States, and to the future defence of the same, the amount so paid into the said Treasuries, to be credited, and the disbursements so made, as aforesaid, to be charged to the United States.
Page 13 - Proceedings of a Convention of Delegates from the States of Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island ; the Counties of Cheshire and Grafton, in the State of New Hampshire; and the County of Windham, in the State of Vermont; Convened at Hartford, in the State of Connecticut, December 15, 1814.
Page 14 - Resolved, That it be and hereby is recommended to the said legislatures, to authorize an immediate, and earnest application to be made to the government of the United States...
Page 28 - PM — The Convention met, pursuant to adjournment. The Convention resumed the consideration of the report of the committee, which was postponed in the forenoon. On motion, voted that a committee of seven be raised to prepare a report illustrative of the principles and reasons which have induced the Convention to adopt the results to which they have agreed.
Page 30 - States, with a view to some arrangement whereby the States may be enabled to retain a portion of the taxes levied by Congress for the purposes of self-defence, and for the reimbursement of expenses already incurred on account of the United States.
Page 9 - ... whether the interests of these States demand that persevering endeavours be used by each of them to procure such amendments, to be effected in the national constitution, as may secure to them equal advantage, and whether, if in their judgment this should be deemed impracticable, under the existing provisions for amending that instrument, an experiment may be made without disadvantage to the nation, for obtaining a Convention from all the States in the Union, or such of them as approve of the...

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