American State Papers: Documents, Legislative and Executive, of the Congress of the United States ...

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Gales and Seaton, 1834 - Archives
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Page 260 - Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to introduce and vote for a bill to repeal an Act entitled ' an Act respecting fugitives from justice and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Page 139 - States, to be collected and paid in the legal currency of the United States, or treasury notes, or notes of the bank of the United States...
Page 217 - Resolved, That his excellency the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing resolution to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.
Page 211 - Among all the religious persecutions with which almost every page of modern history is stained, no victim ever suffered but for the violation of what Government denominated the law of God. To prevent a similar train of evils in this country, the constitution has wisely withheld from our Government the power of defining the divine law.
Page 230 - Cataline, a professed patriot, was a traitor to Rome ; Arnold, a professed whig, was a traitor to America; and Judas, a professed disciple, was a traitor to his Divine Master.
Page 229 - Congress acts under a constitution of delegated and limited powers. The committee look in vain to that instrument for a delegation of power authorizing this body to inquire and determine what part of time, or whether any, has been set apart by the Almighty for religious exercises.
Page 149 - ... directly or indirectly, himself, or by any other person in trust for him, or for his use or benefit, or on his account, undertake, execute, hold, or enjoy, in whole or in part, any contract or agreement, made or entered Into in behalf of the United States...
Page 240 - Resolved, That his Excellency the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of the foregoing memorial to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress, and to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Page 229 - Religious zeal enlists the strongest prejudices of the human mind ; and, when misdirected, excites the worst passions of our nature, under the delusive pretext of doing God service. Nothing so infuriates the heart to deeds of rapine and blood, nothing is so incessant in its toils, so persevering in its determination, so appalling in its course, or so dangerous in its consequences.
Page 64 - Whether any, and what provisions are necessary to be adopted, to provide more perfectly for the proper application of the public moneys, and to secure the Government from demands unjust in their character, or extravagant in their amount.

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