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1st Session 35th Congress accompany Bill act of Congress agent allowed amount appears appointed April arpents authority bank beg leave bounty Captain cent certificate claimants clerk commissioners Committee on Claims Committee on Pensions compensation confirmed contract court December decision depth Detroit district dollars duty entitled evidence expenses February FEBRUARY 14 Florida following REPORT forty arpents governor grant Haym Salomon Henry Brockholst Livingston Houmas Indians injury issued January John Lake Maurepas Land Office leave to report letter Lieutenant Lieutenant Beale loss Louisiana March Maurice Conway memorialist ment Navy Nicaragua opinion paid papers patent payment petitioner possession Postmaster praying printed provisions received recommend referred the memorial referred the petition report a bill respectfully river Secretary Senate side lines Spain Spanish submitted the following survey surveyor territory tion tract treaty United United States army vessel Washington Washington Territories West Florida
Page 6 - Parma, the colony or province of Louisiana, with the same extent that it now has in the hands of Spain, and that it had when France possessed it; and such as it should be after the treaties subsequently entered into between Spain and other states.
Page 59 - The inhabitants of the ceded territory shall be incorporated in the Union of the United States, and admitted as soon as possible, according to the principles of the Federal constitution, to the enjoyment of all the rights, advantages and immunities of citizens of the United States; and in the meantime they shall be maintained and protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property, and the religion which they profess.
Page 59 - And whenever any of the said states shall have sixty thousand free inhabitants therein, such state shall be admitted by its delegates into the Congress of the United States on an equal footing with the original states in all respects whatever, and shall be at liberty to form a permanent constitution and state government.
Page 65 - No member of this state shall be disfranchised, or deprived of any of the rights or privileges secured to any citizen thereof, unless by the law of the land or the judgment of his peers.
Page 43 - States declares that congress shall have power to dispose of, and make all needful rules and regulations respecting, the territory and other property belonging to the United States.
Page 65 - By the law of the land, is most clearly intended, the general law; a law, which hears before it condemns; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning is, that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and immunities under the protection of the general rules which govern society. Everything which may pass under the form of an enactment, is not therefore to be considered the law of the land.
Page 16 - The United States will cause satisfaction to be made for the injuries, if any, which, by process of law, shall be established to have been suffered by the Spanish officers, and individual Spanish inhabitants, by the late operations of the American army in Florida.