History of the Formation of the Constitution of the United States of America, Volume 2

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Appleton, 1884 - Constitutional history - 495 pages
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Contents

Peace between America and Great Britain 86
37
Ministry of Fox and the duke of Portland The king against the ministry
44
Long debates upon it 382
47
Creates a national spirit in America
50
Denmark The free city of Hamburg Portugal Russia
56
The debt to the army and half pay
62
Hamilton to Washington Gouvemeur Morris to Greene
68
Washingtons meditations His appeal to the governor of Virginia
70
Washingtons zeal for establishing a permanent union
76
Coalition of Lord North and Fox
89
In Maryland In congress Riot in Philadelphia
97
Madison forced to retire by the rule of rotation
105
Congress decHnes to lead the way England compels union
111
Against slavery in the West How it was lost
117
National measures of Virginia 121
122
Washington negotiates between Virginia and Maryland He refuses gifts
128
Grayson favors the prohibition of slavery
134
Movements in Boston noted by Grayson 189
140
The objections of Richard Henry Lee
144
The United States agree with France for a perfect reciprocity
152
Of a university No state to trespass on the rights of another state 881
153
Of the Baptists Of the convention of the Presbyterian church
158
The superintendent defined to be a bishop The Methodists and slavciy
164
The court and the legislature of Rhode Island in conflict
169
Of North Carolina Of Virginia
175
His religion His hatred of war
181
More strength to the confederacy or an end to the union
187
New York retains the collecting of the revenue
193
Only five states appear Their extreme caution in their report
196
Expectation of the British ministry 202
202
Arrival of Washington Opening of the federal convention
208
Votes of individuals not to be recorded Randolph opens the convention
212
The distribution of representation 362
215

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Page 485 - The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States ; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State. SECTION. 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion ; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the...
Page 485 - No person held to service or labour in one State, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labour, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such service or labour may be due. Section 3. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other State ; nor any State be formed by the junction of two or more...
Page 372 - That the said report, with the resolutions and letter accompanying the same, be transmitted to the several legislatures, in order to be submitted to a convention of delegates, chosen in each State by the people thereof, in conformity to the resolves of the convention made and provided in that case.
Page 108 - I consider it an indispensable duty to close this last act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them to his holy keeping.
Page 477 - Senators. The Congress shall assemble at least once in every Year, and such Meeting shall be on the first Monday in December, unless they shall by Law appoint a different Day.
Page 482 - States, and a Majority of all the States shall be necessary to a Choice. In every Case, after the Choice of the President, the Person having the greatest Number of Votes of the Electors shall be the Vice President. But if there should remain two or more who have equal Votes, the Senate shall chuse from them by Ballot the Vice President. The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.
Page 286 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St. Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said territory, as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other states that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost or duty therefor.
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Page 475 - All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. SECTION 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.
Page 478 - Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time ; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.

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