Biographical Sketches of the Signers of the Declaration of American Independence: The Declaration Historically Considered ; and a Sketch of the Leading Events Connected with the Adoption of the Articles of Confederation and of the Federal Constitution
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Page 269 - their hands." He has excited domestic insurrections among us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers the merciless Indian . savages, whose known rule of warfare is an undistinguished destruction, of all ages, sexes, and conditions. Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned
Page 322 - United States, and to appropriate and apply the same for defraying the public expenses—to borrow money or emit bills on the credit of the United States, transmitting every half year to the respective states an account of the sums of money so borrowed or emitted—to build and equip a navy
Page 347 - seat of the government of the United States,t and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings ;—And To make all laws which shall
Page 322 - as may be necessary for managing the general affairs of the United States, under their direction — to appoint one of their number to preside, provided that no person be allowed to serve in the office of president more than one year in any term of three years—to ascertain the necessary sums of money to be raised for the service
Page 339 - Resolved unanimously, That the said report, with the resolutions and letters 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 253 - colonies, where no sufficient government had been established, " to adopt such government as should, in the opinion of the representatives of the people, best conduce to the happiness and safety of their constituents in particular, and America in general." In the preamble to this resolution,
Page 320 - in the presence of Congress, be drawn out by lot; and the persons whose names shall be so drawn, or any five of them, shall be commissioners or judges, to hear and finally determine the controversy, so always as a major part of
Page 355 - all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdictions;—to controversies to which the United States shall be a party ;—to controversies between two or more states;—between a state and citizens of another state ;—between citizens of different states,!—between citizens of the
Page 200 - Ca?sar had his Brutus, Charles the First his Cromwell — and George the Third' —' Treason !' cried the Speaker —' treason, treason, ' echoed from every part of the House. It was one of those trying moments which are decisive of character. Henry faltered not for an instant; but rising to a loftier
Page 322 - United States in Congress assembled shall have authority to appoint a committee to sit in the recess of Congress, to be denominated " a committee ofthe states," and to consist of one delegate from each state; and to appoint such other committees and civil