History of the United States of America Under the Constitution, Volume 2

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Dodd, Mead, 1882 - United States
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Page 9 - to time and accident to raise them to their just share. But their total exclusion calls for prompter corrections. I shall correct the procedure; but that done, return with joy to that state of things when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest? is he capable? is he faithful to the Constitution ? "* One
Page 50 - the colony or province of Louisiana, with the same extent that it actually has in the hands of Spain, that it had when France possessed it, and such as it ought to be after the treaties subsequently entered into
Page 9 - is a matter of right, how are vacancies to be obtained ? Those by death are few, by resignation none. Can any other mode than that of removal be proposed? This is a painful office; but it is made my duty, and I
Page 314 - it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some definitely to prepare for a separation, amicably if they can, forcibly if they must.
Page 374 - know her own subjects, let her give them an ear mark. The colors that float from the masthead should be the credentials of our seamen." And with a thrilling pathos, of which this orator's words, apart from his action, can afford but a faint impression, he pictured the piteous condition of the American
Page 31 - the usual refuge," as he would say, "of a disappointed politician." " What can I do better," he asked, gloomily, " than withdraw from the scene? Every day proves to me more and more that this American world was not made for me."*
Page 39 - There is no people, no legislature, no counsellors. One man is everything. He seldom asks advice, and never hears it unasked. His ministers are mere clerks, and his legislature and counsellors are parade officers. Though the sense of every reflecting man about him is against this wild expedition, no one dares tell him so.
Page 203 - he is well satisfied to leave in their present dependence. " We consider their interests and ours as the same, and that the object of both must be to exclude all European influence in this hemisphere.
Page 85 - and that the Christian religion, when divested of the rags in which they have enveloped it, and brought to the original purity and simplicity of its benevolent institutor, is a religion of all others most friendly to liberty, science, and the freest expansion of the human mind.
Page 10 - will never be made to believe that an appointment of a relative is made on the ground of merit alone, uninfluenced by family views; nor can they ever see with approbation offices, the disposal of which they intrust to their President for public purposes, divided out as family property."*

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