Decisive Battles of the Law: Narrative Studies of Eight Legal Contests Affecting the History of the United States Between the Years 1800 and 1886

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Harper & brothers, 1907 - Alabama claims - 267 pages
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Page 104 - I believe that to have interfered as I have done, as I have always freely admitted I have done, in behalf of His despised poor, was not wrong, but right. Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood further with the blood of my children, and with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments — I submit: so let it be done.
Page 24 - And the jury who shall try the cause, shall have a right to determine the law and the fact, under the direction of the court, as in other cases.
Page 171 - Senator , how say you? Is the respondent, Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, guilty or not guilty of a high misdemeanor, as charged in this article...
Page 267 - We, the jury, find the defendants— August Spies, Michael Schwab, Samuel Fielden, Albert R. Parsons, Adolph Fischer, George Engel, and Louis Lingg— guilty of murder, in the manner and form charged in the indictment, and fix the penalty at imprisonment for fifteen years.
Page 190 - Queen, and the others respectively by the President of the United States, the King of Italy, the President of the Swiss Confederation, and the Emperor of Brazil.
Page 238 - They offer us everything now. They denounce negro supremacy and carpet-bag thieves. Their pet policy for the South is to be abandoned. They offer us everything but one ; but on that subject their lips are closely sealed. They refuse to say that they will not cheat us hereafter in the elections.
Page 213 - ... right to count the vote, which the House resisted. It was apparent that a deadlock would exist between the two Houses, with imminent danger to the peace and tranquillity of the Nation unless some temporary expedient should be devised. A joint committee was authorized to bring in a bill creating a tribunal whose authority none could question, and whose decision all would accept as final.
Page 189 - Plenipotentiaries to express, in a friendly .spirit, the regret felt by Her Majesty's Government for the escape, under whatever circumstances, of the "Alabama" and other vessels from British ports, and for the depredation* committed by those vessels...
Page 261 - ... of a lot of rich loafers who live by the sweat of other people's brows, and light the fuse. A most cheerful and gratifying result will follow.
Page 130 - Scott case] will be a marked epoch in our history. I feel a deep solicitude as to how it will be. From what I hear, sub rosa, it will be according to my own opinion on every point, as abstract political questions. The restriction of 1820 will be held to be unconstitutional. The judges are all writing out their opinions, I believe, seriatim. The chief justice will give an elaborate one.

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