History of Political Parties in the State of New-York: From the Acknowledgement of the Independence of the United States to the Close of the Presidential Election in Eighteen Hundred Forty-four

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Alden & Markham, 1846 - New York (State) - 528 pages

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Page 19 - Congress it is expedient that on the second Monday in May next a convention of delegates, who shall have been appointed by the several States, be held at Philadelphia for the sole and express purpose of revising the articles of Confederation and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such alterations and provisions therein as shall, when agreed to in Congress and confirmed by the States, render the federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of government and the preservation of the...
Page 243 - But no man of color, unless he shall have been for three years a citizen of this State, and for one year next preceding any election shall have been seized and possessed of a freehold estate of the value of two hundred and fifty dollars, over and above all debts and incumbrances charged thereon, and shall have been actually rated and paid a tax thereon, shall be entitled to vote at such election.
Page 339 - The triumph of his talents and patriotism, cannot fail to become monuments of high and enduring fame. We cannot, indeed, but remember, that in our public career, collisions of opinion and action, at once extensive, earnest, and enduring, have arisen between the deceased and many of us. For myself, sir, it gives me a deep-felt, though melancholy satisfaction, to know, and more so, to be conscious, that the deceased also felt and acknowledged, that our political differences have been wholly free from...
Page 46 - ... in times like these in which we live, it will not do to be overscrupulous. It is easy to sacrifice the substantial interests of society by a strict adherence to ordinary rules.
Page 19 - Union, at such time and place as should be agreed upon by the said commissioners, to take into consideration the trade and commerce of the United States, to consider how far a uniform system in their commercial intercourse and regulations might be necessary to their common interest and permanent harmony, and to report to the several States such an act relative to this great object, as, when unanimously ratified by them, would enable the United States in Congress assembled effectually to provide for...
Page 439 - Flagg, a law was passed, entitled " an act to provide for paying the debt and preserving the credit of the state.
Page 21 - ... power to comply with their recommendations, but that he had not the power to convene the legislature before the time fixed by law for their stated meeting, except upon ' extraordinary occasions,' and as the present business had already been particularly laid before them, and so recently as at their last session received their determination, it cannot come within that description.
Page 338 - That the senators of this state, in the congress of the United States, be and they are hereby instructed, and the representatives of this state are requested, to make every proper exertion to effect such a revision of the tariff, as will afford a sufficient protection to the growers of wool, hemp and flax, and the manufacturers of iron, woollens, and every other article, so far as the same may be connected with the interest of manufactures, agriculture and commerce.
Page 221 - ... realized. The practical tendency has been in the opposite direction. The power of the general administration has increased with the extension of its patronage. And if the officers under its appointment shall see fit, as an organized and disciplined corps, to interfere in the state elections, I trust that there will be found a becoming disposition in the people, to resist these alarming attempts upon the purity and independence of their local governments: for, whenever the pillars -which support...
Page 248 - Certainly not from personal feelings. If personal feelings could or ought to influence us, against the individual who would probably be most affected by the adoption of this amendment, Mr. Van Buren supposed that he above all others, would be excused for indulging them. He could with truth say, that he had through his whole life been assailed from that quarter; with hostility, political, professional, and personal — hostility which had been the most keen, active and unyielding. But, sir, said he,...

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