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Page 39 - lastly from the power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory and other property of the United States. According to my judgment it cannot be derived from either of these powers, nor from all of them united, and in consequence it does not exist.
Page 31 - act to enable the people of the eastern division of the territory northwest of the river Ohio to form a constitution and state government, and for the admission of such state into the Union on an equal footing with the original states, and for other purposes.
Page 28 - bled, That the President of the United States be, and he is hereby authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of" the Senate, three discreet and disinterested citizens of the United* States, to lay out a road from Cumberland, or a point on the northern bank of the river Potomac, in the state
Page 137 - SECOND REPORT OF THE NATIONAL ROAD COMMISSIONERS l8o8. "The undersigned, commissioners appointed under the law of the United States, entitled 'An act to regulate the laying out and making a road from Cumberland; in the State of Maryland, to the State of Ohio/ in addition to the communications heretofore made, beg leave further to report to the President of the United
Page 122 - to preserve the name and fame of a highway which "carried thousands of population and millions of wealth into the West, and, more than any other material structure in the land, served to harmonize and strengthen, if not save, the Union !
Page 11 - THE MIDDLE AGE." "The middle ages had their wars and' agonies, but also their intense delights. Their gold was dashed with blood, but ours is sprinkled with dust. Their life was intermingled with white and purple; ours is one seamless stuff of brown.
Page 9 - It is a monument of a past age; but like all other monuments, it is interesting as well as venerable. It carried thousands of population and millions of wealth into the West; and more than any other material structure in the land, served to
Page 32 - be it further enacted, That the President be, and he is hereby requested, to cause to be laid before Congress, as soon as convenience will permit, after the commencement of each session, a statement of the proceedings under this act, that Congress may be enabled to
Page 147 - of the Ohio river, the road shall be surrendered to and accepted by the States through which it passes, and the United States shall not thereafter be subject to any expense in relation to said road. Out of any ; money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.. 646,186 58 30. Act of March 3, 1835 (Repair of Roads),
Page 129 - more the dupes of common prejudice than judges of their own ease, as it is believed the way will be as short, and on much better ground, to cross the Potomac below the confluence of the north and south branches (thereby crossing these two, as well as Patterson's creek, in one stream, equally

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