Nine Years of Democratic Rule in Mississippi: Being Notes Upon the Political History of the State, from the Beginning of the Year 1838, to the Present Time ...

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T. Palmer, 1847 - Mississippi - 304 pages
 

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Page 146 - That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness.
Page 131 - ... that, in many instances, the titles to the property offered are yet imperfect, and that the whole management of the affairs of the bank has been disastrous to its credit, destructive to the interests of the State, and ruinous to the institution. The cotton advanced upon by the bank, in some instances, has been attached, and the suits decided against the institution. Many of the cotton agents and consignees are defaulters, and great loss on the cotton account is inevitable. The post notes, issued...
Page 146 - That all freemen when they form a social compact, are equal in rights ; and that no man or set of men, are entitled to exclusive, separate public emoluments or privileges, from the community, but in consideration of public services.
Page 153 - That our Senators in Congress are hereby instructed, and our Representatives requested, to use their best...
Page 175 - The powers of the government of the State of Texas shall be divided into three distinct departments, each of which shall be confided to a separate body of magistracy, to-wit: Those which are legislative to one, those which are executive to another, and those which are judicial to another...
Page 175 - No person, or collection of persons, being one of these departments, shall exercise any power properly belonging to either of the others, except as hereinafter expressly directed or permitted, and all acts in contravention of this section shall be void.
Page 186 - He has mortgages upon the silver mines of Mexico and the quicksilver mines of Spain. He has advanced money to the Sublime Porte, and taken as security a mortgage upon the holy city of Jerusalem and the sepulchre of our Saviour. It is for this people to say whether he shall have a mortgage upon our cotton fields and make serfs of our children...
Page 178 - That the State of Mississippi is bound to the holders of the bonds of the State, sold on account of the bank, for the amount of the principal and interest. " Secondly, That the State of Mississippi will pay her bonds and preserve her faith inviolate.
Page 167 - McXutt in 1841, were as follows : ' 1st. The Bank of the United States is prohibited by its charter from purchasing such stock, either directly or indirectly. , 2d. It was fraudulent on the part of the bank, inasmuch as the contract was made in the name of an individual, when, in fact, it was for the benefit of the bank, and payment was made with its funds.
Page 200 - November, having been refused payment of the interest due the 1st of this month on said bonds, are compelled to address themselves to the government of the State of Mississippi ; and from their confidence in the faith of that government, they feel convinced that the simple mentioning the fact of the non-payment will be a sufficient stimulus for the government of the State of Mississippi to take immediate measures for the payment of the interest now due and which will further successively become due...

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