Address of John Quincy Adams, to His Constituents of the Twelfth Congressional District, at Braintree, September 17th, 1842

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J. H. Eastburn, Printer, 1842 - Slavery - 63 pages
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Page 34 - ... uncle, My father's brother, but no more like my father Than I to Hercules: within a month, Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears Had left the flushing in her galled eyes, She married.
Page 12 - Houses at their last session, acting separately, passed resolutions "that the independence of Texas ought to be acknowledged by the United States whenever satisfactory information should be received that it had in successful operation a civil government capable of performing the duties and fulfilling the obligations of an independent power.
Page 31 - AICC except by a majority of two thirds of the members present and voting at a meeting...
Page 37 - The United States cannot but take a deep interest in whatever relates to this young, but growing Republic. Settled principally by emigrants from the United States, we have the happiness to know, that the great principles of civil liberty are there destined to flourish, under wise institutions and wholesome laws ; and that, through its example, another evidence is to be afforded of the capacity of popular institutions to advance the prosperity, happiness, and permanent glory of the human race.
Page 23 - Ages upon ages of continual progressive improvement, physical, moral, political, in the condition of the whole people of this union, were stored up in the possession and disposal of those lands.
Page 23 - The root of the doctrine of nullification is, that if the internal improvement of the country should be left to the legislative management of the National Government, and the proceeds of the sales of the public lands should be applied as a perpetual and self-accumulating fund for that purpose, the blessings unceasingly showered upon the people by this process, would so grapple the affections of the people to the national authority, that it would, in process of time, overshadow that of the State governments,...
Page 41 - And from and after the day last aforesaid, all duties upon imports shall be collected in ready money ; and all credits now allowed by law in the payment of duties shall be, and hereby are, abolished ; and such duties shall be laid for the purpose of raising such revenue as may be necessary to an economical administration of the government...
Page 12 - Jackson administration, by that infatuation of Northern sympathy with Southern interests, which Mr. Appleton points out to our notice, and the true purposes of which had already been sufficiently divulged in an address of Mr. Clement C. Clay to the Legislature of Alabama. But there was another more hidden impulse to this extreme solicitude for the recognition of the independence of Texas working in the free states, quite as ready to assume the mask and cap of liberty as the slave-dealing champions...
Page 41 - Tariff should be levied only as a defense against the foreign governments which levy tariff upon or bar out our products from their markets, revenue being incidental. The residue of means necessary to an economical administration of the government should be raised by levying a burden on what the people possess instead of upon what we consume.
Page 21 - ... nullification, and it is a theory of constitutional law worthy of its origin. Democracy, pure democracy, has at least its foundation in a generous theory of human rights. It is founded on the natural equality of mankind. It is the corner-stone of the Christian religion. It is the first element of all lawful government upon earth. Democracy is self-government of the community by the conjoint will of the majority of numbers. What communion, what affinity, can there be between that principle and...

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