James Madison

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1884 - Presidents - 342 pages
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Page 58 - States, to devise such further provisions as shall appear to them necessary to render the constitution of the federal government adequate to the exigencies of the union...
Page 16 - Because we hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth, "that Religion or the duty which we owe to our Creator and the Manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence.
Page 44 - There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
Page 103 - We have obtained a right to recover our slaves in whatever part of America they may take refuge ; which is a right we had not before.
Page 333 - Thomas Jefferson. By John T. Morse, Jr. Daniel Webster. By Henry Cabot Lodge. Albert Gallatin. By John Austin Stevens. James Madison. By Sydney Howard Gay. John Adams. By John T. Morse, Jr.
Page 103 - Mr. MADISON thought it wrong to admit in the Constitution the idea that there could be property in men.
Page 100 - Religion and humanity had nothing to do with this question. Interest alone is the governing principle with nations. The true question at present is, whether the Southern States shall or shall not be parties to the Union.
Page 64 - Virginia do enact that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever...
Page 12 - There are at this time in the adjacent county not less than five or six well-meaning men in close jail for publishing their religious sentiments, which in the main are very orthodox. I have neither patience to hear, talk, or think of anything relative to this matter; for I have squabbled and scolded, abused and ridiculed, so long about it to [so] little purpose, that I am without common patience.
Page 100 - They produce the most pernicious effect OH manners. Every master of slaves is born a petty tyrant. They bring the judgment of heaven on a country.

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