The Writings of James Madison: 1769-1783

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Page 400 - in Congress assembled shall be defrayed out of a common treasury, which shall be supplied by the several States in proportion to the number of inhabitants of every age, sex & condition, except Indians not paying taxes in each State ; which number shall be triennially taken & transmitted to the U. S. in
Page 29 - Cressop, the last spring, in cold blood and unprovoked, cut off all the relations of Logan, not sparing even my women and children. There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any human creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it ; I have killed many ; I have fully glutted my
Page 479 - in chief of the army or Navy, unless nine States assent to the same. It is also provided by the eleventh Art : That no Colony except Canada shall be admitted into the Union unless such admission be agreed to by nine States, but no provision is made for the
Page 29 - For my country I rejoice at the beams of peace ; but do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear. Logan never felt fear. He will not turn on his heel to save his life. Who is there to mourn for Logan ?—not one
Page 38 - vicinage, without whose unanimous consent he cannot be found guilty ; nor can he be compelled to give evidence against himself, that no man be deprived of his liberty except by the law of the land, or the judgment of his peers.
Page 35 - do pertain to them, and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of Government. i. That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they can not by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity : namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of
Page 38 - man hath a right to demand the cause and nature of his accusation, to be confronted with the accusers and witnesses, to call for evidence in his favour, and to a speedy trial by an impartial jury of the vicinage, without whose unanimous consent he cannot be found guilty
Page 35 - is ordered to be printed for the perusal of the members. A DECLARATION OF RIGHTS made by the Representatives of the good people of VIRGINIA, assembled in full and free Convention ; which rights do pertain to us, and our posterity, as the basis and foundation of Government. i. That all men are
Page 38 - 7. That all power of suspending laws, or the execution of laws, by any authority without consent of the representatives of the people, is injurious to their rights, and ought not to be exercised. 8. That in all capital or criminal prosecutions,
Page 39 - 15. That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free state ; that standing armies in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty ; and that in all cases, the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by the civil power. 9. The