Introduction to the Science of Government and Compend of the Constitutional and Civil Jurisprudence of the United States: With a Brief Treatise on Political Economy. Designed for the Use of Families and Schools. To which is Appended the New Constitution of the State of New-York
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Page 342 - M'Kean. Maryland. — Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll, of Carrollton. Virginia. — George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton. North Carolina. — William Hooper, Joseph 'Hewes, John Penn. South Carolina. — Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton. Georgia. — Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton.
Page 267 - One man draws out the wire, another straightens it, a third cuts it, a fourth points it, a fifth grinds it at the top for receiving the head: to make the head requires two or three distinct operations ; to put it on, is a peculiar business; to whiten the pins is another; it is even a trade by itself to put them into the paper; and the important business of making a pin is, in this manner, divided into about eighteen distinct operations, which, in some manufactories, are all performed by distinct...
Page 169 - The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice President, shall be the Vice President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed ; and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list, the Senate shall choose the Vice President ; a quorum for the purpose shall consist of two thirds of the whole number of senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office...
Page 344 - No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime (except in cases of impeachment, and in cases of militia when in actual service, and the land and naval forces in time of war, or which this state may keep, with the consent of Congress, in time of peace, and in cases of petit larceny, under the regulation of the legislature) unless on presentment or indictment of a grand jury; and, in any trial in any court whatever, the party aecused shall be allowed to appear and defend,...
Page 344 - Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right ; and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press.
Page 344 - ... is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.
Page 343 - The trial by jury, in all cases in which it has been heretofore used, shall remain inviolate forever. But a jury trial may be waived by the parties in all civil cases, in the manner to be prescribed by law.
Page 341 - ... free and independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved ; and that, as free and independent States, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent States may of right do.
Page 360 - The electors of the several towns shall, at their annual town meetings, or at such other time and- in such manner as the Legislature may direct, elect justices of the peace, whose term of office shall be four years. In case of an election to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of a full term, they shall hold for the residue of the unexpired term.
Page 342 - RHODE ISLAND STEPHEN HOPKINS. WILLIAM ELLERY. CONNECTICUT ROGER SHERMAN. SAMUEL HUNTINGTON. WILLIAM WILLIAMS. OLIVER WOLCOTT. NEW YORK WILLIAM FLOYD. PHILIP LIVINGSTON. FRANCIS LEWIS. LEWIS MORRIS. NEW JERSEY RICHARD STOCKTON. JOHN WITHERSPOON. FRANCIS HOPKINSON. JOHN HART. ABRAHAM CLARK. PENNSYLVANIA ROBERT MORRIS. BENJAMIN RUSH. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. JOHN MORTON. GEORGE CLYMER. HANCOCK. JAMES SMITH. GEORGE TAYLOR.