State Papers and Publick Documents of the United States from the Accession of George Washington to the Presidency: Exhibiting a Complete View of Our Foreign Relations Since that Time ..., Volume 1

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T. B. Wait & Sons. David Hale, agent for the States of Vermont, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, 1815 - United States
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Page 34 - If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for war.
Page 9 - On the other hand, the magnitude and difficulty of the trust to which the voice of my country called me, being sufficient to awaken in the wisest and most experienced of her citizens a distrustful scrutiny into his qualifications, could not but overwhelm with despondence one who, inheriting inferior endowments from nature, and unpractised in the duties of civil administration, ought to be peculiarly conscious of his own deficiencies.
Page 9 - Among the vicissitudes incident to life, no event could have filled me with greater anxieties than that of which the notification was transmitted by your order, and received on the 14th day of the present month. On the one hand, I was summoned by my country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love...
Page 291 - United States : and that persons of any other description shall have free liberty to go to any part or parts of...
Page 486 - ... pernicious influence on future negotiations, or produce immediate inconveniences, perhaps danger and mischief, in relation to other powers. The necessity of such caution and secrecy was one cogent reason for vesting the power of making treaties in the president, with the advice and consent of the senate; the principle on which that body was formed confining it to a small number of members.
Page 11 - ... the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained...
Page 179 - ... his Britannic Majesty shall, with all convenient speed, and without causing any destruction, or carrying away any negroes or other property of -the American inhabitants, withdraw all his armies, garrisons and fleets from the said United States, and from every port, place and harbour within the same...
Page 11 - Besides the ordinary objects submitted to your care, it will remain with your judgment to decide how far an exercise of the occasional power delegated by the fifth article of the Constitution is rendered expedient at the present juncture by the nature of objections which have been urged against the system, or by the degree of inquietude which has given birth to them.
Page 14 - To the security of a free constitution it contributes in various ways ; by convincing those who are intrusted with the public administration, that every valuable end of government is best answered by the enlightened confidence of the people...
Page 12 - Having thus imparted to you my sentiments as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together, I shall take my present leave ; but not without resorting once more to the benign Parent of the human race in humble supplication that, since he has been pleased to favor the American people with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquillity, and dispositions for deciding with unparalleled unanimity on a form of government for the security of their union and the advancement of their...

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