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Page 76 - And God said, Let there be light : and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good : and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Page 167 - Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying,. Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar...
Page 34 - If a tailor had only coats, and wanted to buy bread or a horse, it would be very troublesome to ascertain how much bread he ought to obtain for a coat, or how many coats he should give for a horse.
Page 190 - Mr. Butler remarked that paper was a legal tender in no country in Europe. He was urgent for disarming the Government of such a power.
Page 189 - MORRIS. Striking out the words will leave room still for notes of a responsible minister, which will do all the good without the mischief. The moneyed interest will oppose the plan of government, if paper emissions be not prohibited.
Page 167 - This is a great and solemn duty. With the support, of the people and the assistance of the Almighty I shall undertake to perform it. I have full faith that I shall perform it. It is not the Constitution as I would like to have it, but as it is, that is to be defended. The Constitution will not be preserved and defended until it is enforced and obeyed in every part of every one of the United States. It must be so respected and defended, let the grass grow where it may.
Page 190 - Mr. ELLSWORTH thought this a favorable moment 'to shut and bar the door against paper money. The mischiefs of the various experiments which had been made were now fresh in the public mind, and had excited the disgust of all the respectable part of America.
Page 190 - It will have a most salutary influence on the credit of the United States, to remove the possibility of paper money. This expedient can never succeed whilst its mischiefs are remembered ; and, as long as it can be resorted to, it will be a bar to other resources.
Page 174 - States provides that the Congress shall have power — To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard' of weights and measures: To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States.