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Page 101 - in justice and humanity, shall, from time to time, be made for preventing injustice being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them. ART. 4. There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in said territory, otherwise than for the punishment of crimes whereof the party shall have been duly convicted. SEC.
Page 101 - rights and property, it is understood and declared that no law ought ever to be made, or have force, in said territory, that shall in any manner whatever interfere with, or affect private contracts, or engagements, bonafide, and without fraud previously formed. ART. 3. Religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to
Page 259 - in the possession of said company within said limits. Ordered, That the Secretary lay the said resolution before the President of the United States. The Senate proceeded, as in committee of the whole, to consider the treaty between the United States of America and Her Majesty the Queen of the
Page 162 - SEC. 6. The powers of the Government shall be divided into three distinct departments ; the legislative, executive, and judicial ; and no person belonging to one of these departments, shall exercise any of the powers properly belonging to either of the others, except in cases herein directed or permitted. ARTICLE II.
Page 4 - and the I33d degree of west longitude, (meridian of Greenwich), the said line shall ascend to the north along the channel called Portland Channel, as far as the point of the continent where it strikes the s6th degree of north latitude. From this last mentioned point, the line of
Page 101 - from them without their consent'; and, in their property, rights and liberty they shall never be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars, authorized by the representatives of the people; but laws,
Page 26 - coast of America, to the westward of the Stony mountains, should be free and open to the citizens and subjects of the two Powers, for the term of ten years from the date of the signature of that convention. Be it therefore enacted, That nothing in this act contained shall be deemed or construed to authorize
Page 163 - the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member, but not a second time for the same offense, and shall have all powers necessary for a legislature of a temporary government, not in contravention with the restrictions imposed in this Organic law.
Page 438 - labor or service is lawfully claimed in any State or Territory of the United States, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor as aforesaid.
Page 30 - the question at issue between them, whether the boundary line which, according to the treaty of Washington of June 15, 1846, after being carried westward along the forty-ninth parallel of north latitude to the middle of the channel which separates the continent from Vancouver's Island