John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet: An Autobiography : Illustrated with Portraits, Fac-simile Letters, Scenes, Etc, Volume 1

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Werner, 1895 - Statesmen - 1239 pages
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Page 96 - provided, always, that any person escaping into the same, from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any of the original states, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed, and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service as aforesaid.
Page 97 - party shall have been duly convicted, shall be and is hereby, forever prohibited: Provided, always, That any person escaping into the same, from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any other state or territory of the United States, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed, and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service, as aforesaid.
Page 348 - With malice towards none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in ; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan ; to do all which may achieve and
Page 527 - that the faith of the United States is solemnly pledged to the payment in coin, or its equivalent, of all the obligations of the United States not bearing interest, known as United States notes, and of all the interest-bearing obligations of the United States,
Page 93 - with fidelity thereto, be repealed, nor so changed as to destroy or impair its efficiency. " 14. Resolved, That the Democratic party will resist all attempts at renewing in Congress, or out of it, the agitation of the slavery question, under whatever shape or color the attempt may be made.
Page 309 - And by virtue of the power and for the purpose aforesaid, I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves, within said designated states and parts of states, are, and henceforward shall be, free ; and that the executive government of the United States, including the military and naval authorities thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons.
Page 348 - Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make, war rather than let the Union survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.
Page 252 - any other pretenses, or arbitrarily, without any pretense, break up their government, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask: 'Is there, in all republics, this inherent and fatal weakness?' ' Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?
Page 96 - nor involuntary servitude in the said territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the parties shall have been duly convicted; provided, always, that any person escaping into the same, from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any of the original states, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed, and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service as aforesaid.
Page 98 - That, when admitted as a state, the said territory, or any portion of the same, shall be received into the Union, with or without slavery, as their constitution may prescribe at the time of their admission.

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