Union-disunion-reunion: Three Decades of Federal Legislation. 1855 to 1885
Union-disunion-reunion. Three decades of federal legislation. 1855 to 1885. Personal and historical memories of events preceding, during and since the American civil war, involving slavery and secession, emancipation and reconstruction
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Page 240 - Go through, go through the gates ; prepare ye the way of the people ; cast up, cast up the highway ; gather out the stones ; lift up a standard for the people.
Page 103 - ... limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting that compact, as no further valid than they are authorized by the grants enumerated in that compact ; and that in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states, who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose, for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights,...
Page 102 - That the Government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion...
Page 117 - Mr. MADISON thought it wrong to admit in the Constitution the idea that there could be property in men.
Page 160 - O'er bog or steep, through strait, rough, dense, or rare, With head, hands, wings, or feet, pursues his way, And swims, or sinks, or wades, or creeps, or flies.
Page 350 - The fourth section of the fourth article of the constitution of the United States provides that the United States shall guarantee to every State in the Union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion ; and on the application of the legislature or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.
Page 373 - Under this article of the constitution it rests with congress to decide what government is the established one in a State. For as the United States guarantee to each State a republican government, congress -must necessarily decide what government is established in the State before it can determine whether it is republican or not.
Page 103 - ... that the several states •who formed that Instrument being sovereign and independent, have the unquestionable right to judge of the infraction ; and that a nullification by those sovereignties of all unauthorized acts done under color of that instrument is the rightful remedy...