Speeches delivered in the House of Representatives and in the Senate of the United States

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D. Appleton, 1888 - United States
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Page 288 - changes in the condition of society, would operate unseen and undetected. The absence of these higher qualities of mind is conspicuous throughout the whole course of the Senator's public life. To this it may be traced that he prefers the specious to the solid, and the plausible to the true. To the same cause, combined
Page 141 - of the most solemn obligations, moral and religious. 5. Resolved, That the intermeddling of any State or States, or their citizens, to abolish slavery in this District, or in any of the territories, on the ground, or under
Page 141 - to do. 4. Resolved, That domestic slavery, as it exists in the Southern and Western States of this Union, composes an important part of their domestic institutions, inherited from their ancestors, and existing at the adoption of the constitution, by which it is recognized as constituting an essential element in
Page 596 - and we have ample security that every abuse of power in that regard, by agents of the people, will receive a speedy and effectual corrective at their hands. The views which I take of the future, founded on the obvious and increasing improvement of all classes of our fellow-citizens, in intelligence and in public and
Page 476 - exclusive jurisdiction of the State to which her flag belongs ; as much so as if constituting a part of its own domain. Resolved, That if such ship or vessel should be forced by stress of weather, or other unavoidable cause, into the port of a friendly power, she would, under the same laws, lose none of the rights appertaining
Page 141 - pretext, that it is immoral or sinful—or the passage of any act or measure of Congress with that view, would be a direct and dangerous attack on the institutions of all the
Page 266 - I would be found under the banner of the system. I have great doubts (if doubts they may be called) as to the soundness and tendency of the whole system, in all its modifications. I have great fears that it will be found hostile to liberty and the advance of civilization ; fatally hostile to liberty
Page 141 - among them, is immoral or sinful, or otherwise obnoxious, would be contrary to that equality of rights and advantages which the constitution was intended to secure alike to all the members of the Union ; and would, in effect, disfranchise the
Page 594 - been deprecated as an infraction of the constitution while by others it has been viewed as inexpedient. All feel that it has been employed at the expense of harmony in the legislative councils. i:
Page 328 - banks and a Bank of the United States, as the fiscal agent of the Government. I preferred then, as I now do, the latter to the former, as more efficient, and not a whit more unconstitutional ; and, if I now were again placed in the same state of things

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