A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume 6

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Bureau of National Literature, Incorporated, 1897 - Presidents - 7116 pages
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Page 2598 - Those who shall prefer to remain in the said territories may either retain the title, and rights of Mexican citizens or acquire those of citizens of the United States; but they shall be under the obligation to make their election within one year from the date of the exchange of ratifications of this treaty; and those who shall remain in the said territories after the expiration of that year without having declared their intention to retain the character of Mexicans shall be considered to have elected...
Page 2598 - Republic, retaining the property which they possess in the said territories, or disposing thereof and removing the proceeds wherever they please without their being subjected on this account to any contribution, tax, or charge whatever. Those who shall prefer to remain in the said territories may either retain the title and rights of Mexican citizens or acquire those of citizens of the United States...
Page 2457 - An act to procure the necessary surveys, plans, and estimates upon the subject of roads and canals." It authorized the President to cause surveys and estimates to be made of the routes of such roads and canals as he...
Page 2457 - He placed his approval upon the ground, not that Congress possessed the power to ' ' adopt and execute ' ' such a system by virtue of any or all of the enumerated grants of power in the Constitution, but upon the assumption that the power to make appropriations of the public money was limited and restrained only by the discretion of Congress. In coming to this conclusion he avowed that ' ' in the more early stage of the Government ' ' he had entertained a different opinion. He avowed that his first...

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