Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society

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Franklin Lafayette Riley
The Society, 1909 - Mississippi
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Page 263 - To our comrades who have fallen, one cup before we go; They poured their life-blood freely out pro bono publico. No marble points the stranger to where they rest below ! They lie neglected far away from Benny Havens, Oh ! When you and I and Benny and all the others too, Are called before the "final Board...
Page 242 - The grand jury of the Mississippi Territory, on a due investigation of the evidence brought before them, are of opinion that Aaron Burr has not been guilty of any crime or misdemeanor against the laws of the United States, or of this Territory: or given any just cause of alarm or inquietude to the good people of the same.
Page 274 - The powers not delegated to the United States are reserved to the states, respectively, or to the people.
Page 444 - Sunday July 10, 1853 Peyton is no more Aged 42 Though he was a bad man in many respects yet he was a most excellent field hand, always at his post. On this place for 21 years. Except the measles and its sequence, the injury rec'd by the mule last Nov'r and its sequence, he has not lost 15 days' work, I verily believe, in the remaining 19 years. I wish we could hope for his eternal state.
Page 257 - State, although a secession may perhaps be conditional. The people of the State may have some reasons to complain in respect to acts of the general government; they may in such cases invest some of their own officers with the power of negotiation, and may declare an absolute secession in case of their failure. Still, however, the secession must in such case be distinctly and peremptorily declared to take place on that event ; and in such case, as in the case of an unconditional secession, the previous...
Page 275 - Departmental employés, their resignations and applications for leave of absence; supervises the business from the Office of Education and of the Document and Census divisions, and matters relating to the Government Hospital for the Insane, Columbia Institute for Deaf and Dumb, Freedmen's Hospital, Yellowstone National Park, and the Hot Springs in Arkansas; grants admission to the Maryland Institution for the Blind, and approves its accounts; approves expense and transportation accounts, orders for...
Page 256 - Union could thus be called forth to subdue it. Yet it is not to be understood, that its interposition would be justifiable, if the people of a state should determine to retire from the union, whether they adopted another or retained the same form of government...
Page 8 - ... a result there came together a number of men of earnest purpose and a very successful meeting was held. The society became active again, elected officers, and announced to the world that "All persons interested in advancing the cause of Mississippi history are eligible to membership in the society. There is no initiation fee. The only cost to members is annual dues, $2.00, or life dues, $30.00. Members receive all publications of the society free of charge.
Page 256 - The secession of a State from the Union depends on the will of the people of such State. The people alone, as we have already seen, hold the power to alter their constitution.
Page 256 - It depends on the state itself to retain or abolish the principle of representation, because it depends on itself whether it will continue a member of the Union. To deny this right would be inconsistent with the principle on which all our political systems are founded, which is, that the people have in all cases, a right to determine how they will be governed.

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