Memoirs of John Adams Dix, Volume 2

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Harper & Brothers, 1883 - Governors
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Page 356 - It is more than two feet in length, having at one end a double coil of iron, from an inch and a quarter to an inch and a half in...
Page 92 - I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate, and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity, and the existence of our National Union and the perpetuity of popular government and to redress wrongs already long enough endured.
Page 81 - Whenever, by reason of unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages of persons, or rebellion against the authority of the Government of the United States, it shall become impracticable, in the judgment of the President, to enforce, by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, the laws of the United States...
Page 335 - We are all of opinion that the authority to decide whether the exigency has arisen belongs exclusively to the president, and that his decision is conclusive upon all other persons.
Page 187 - States also solemnly pledges its faith to make provision at the earliest practicable period for the redemption of the United States notes in coin.
Page 351 - In addition to the above limited power to contract debts, the State may contract debts to repel invasion, suppress insurrection, or defend the State in war; but the money arising from the contracting of such debts shall be applied to the purpose for which it was raised, or to repay such debts, and to no other purpose whatever.
Page 342 - I earnestly renew, at the same time, a recommendation of such changes in the system of the militia, as, by classing and disciplining for the most prompt and active service the portions most capable of it, will give to that great resource for the public safety all the requisite energy and efficiency.
Page 341 - This is a universal maxim which admits of no exception. Equally true is it that the conservation of the state is a duty paramount to all others. The commonwealth has a right to the service of all its citizens, or rather, the citizens composing the commonwealth have a right collectively and individually to the service of each other, to repel any danger which may be menaced. The manner in which the service is to be apportioned among the citizens, and rendered by them, are objects of legislation.
Page 354 - Such moneys shall be paid by the treasurer upon the warrant of the comptroller, upon vouchers approved by the commissioner of agriculture.
Page 37 - Edwards Pierrepont of New York, be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners for the purposes above mentioned, and they are authorized to examine, hear, and determine the cases aforesaid, ex parte and in a summary manner, at such times and places as in their discretion they may appoint, and make full report to the War Department. " By order of the President. " EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of "War.

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