The Works of Daniel Webster: Speeches in Congress. Legal arguments and speeches to the jury

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Page vii - An act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Page 487 - 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.
Page 81 - Croix River to the highlands; along the said highlands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence, from those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean...
Page 484 - Upon principle, every statute which takes away or impairs vested rights acquired under existing laws, or creates a new obligation, imposes a new duty, or attaches a new disability, in respect to transactions or considerations already past, must be deemed retrospective.
Page 341 - Third, new States of convenient size, not exceeding four in number, in addition to said State of Texas, and having sufficient population, may hereafter, by the consent of said State, be formed out of the territory thereof, which shall be entitled to admission under the provision of the Federal Constitution.
Page 121 - was a public act of persons in her Majesty's service, obeying the order of their superior authorities.
Page 81 - East by a line to be drawn along the middle of the river St. Croix, from its mouth in the bay of Fundy to its source, and from its source directly north to the aforesaid highlands which divide the rivers that fall into the Atlantic ocean from those which fall into the river St. Lawrence...
Page 361 - ... without convulsion, may look the next hour to see the heavenly bodies rush from their spheres, and jostle against each other in the realms of space, without causing the wreck of the universe. There can be no such thing as a peaceable secession. Peaceable secession is an utter impossibility.
Page 419 - A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty, Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.
Page vi - August sixth, eighteen hundred and forty-six, 'to provide for the better organization of the Treasury, and for the collection, safekeeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue...

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