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Page 369 - ... every day the increasing weight of years admonishes me more and more, that the shade of retirement is as necessary to me as it will be welcome. Satisfied, that if any circumstances have given peculiar value to my services, they were temporary, I have the consolation to believe, that while choice and prudence invite me to quit the political scene, patriotism does not forbid it.
Page 363 - No person who heretofore hath been, or hereafter may be, a collector or holder of public moneys, shall have a seat in either House of the General Assembly, until such person shall have accounted for, and paid into the treasury, all sums for which he may be accountable or liable.
Page 629 - In the war between those new governments and Spain we declared our neutrality at the time of their recognition, and to this we have adhered, and shall continue to adhere, provided no change shall occur which, in the judgment of the competent authorities of this Government, shall make a corresponding change on the part of the United States indispensable to their security.
Page 277 - The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith. Here let us stop.
Page 256 - Europe has a set of primary interests, which to us have none, or a very remote relation. Hence she must be engaged in frequent controversies, the causes of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Hence, therefore, it must be unwise in us to implicate ourselves by artificial ties, in the ordinary vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities.
Page 66 - That the section, number sixteen, in every township, and where such section has been sold, granted or disposed of,' other lands equivalent thereto, and most contiguous to the same, shall be granted to the inhabitants of such township, for the use of schools.
Page 414 - It is agreed that creditors on either side shall meet with no lawful impediment to the recovery of the full value in sterling money of all bona fide debts heretofore contracted.
Page 240 - The united states in congress assembled shall also be the last resort on appeal in all disputes and differences now subsisting or that hereafter may arise between two or more states concerning boundary, jurisdiction or any other cause whatever; which authority shall always be exercised in the manner following.
Page 77 - Resolved unanimously, That the members of the Senate, from a sincere desire of showing every mark of respect due to the memory of the Hon. Isaac S. Pennybacker, deceased, late a member thereof, will go into mourning for him one month, by the usual mode of wearing crape on the left arm. Resolved unanimously, That, as an additional mark of respect for the memory of the Hon. Isaac S. Pennybacker, the Senate do now adjourn.