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Page 314 - Believe me, dear sir, that I have no motive in writing my sentiments thus to you, farther than to endeavor to steer you clear of the misfortunes which, I am confident, must involve but unhappily too many. I have sent you an address from the people of Great Britain to the people of America, and...
Page 316 - Indians, &ca., &ca., to proceed with all possible expedition on that Rout as the weather may occasionally permit, and to put himself under my command on his arrival at Detroit. Thirdly. That the Commissary at Detroit shall be empowered to furnish such provisions as I may Judge necessary for the good of the Service, and that the Commanding Officer shall be instructed to give every possible assistance in encouraging the French and Indians of that Settlement to Join me.
Page 315 - You may rest satisfied that our foolish young men shall never be permitted to have your lands, but on the contrary the great King will protect you and preserve you in the possession of them.
Page 24 - It is true that he may very probably yield up his preconceived opinions in deference to that of the Court, because it is the tribunal especially constituted to decide the questions in all cases wherein it may arise, and from its organization and character is peculiarly fitted for such inquiries. But if a Member of Congress, or the President, when acting in his Legislative capacity, has, upon mature consideration, made up his mind that the proposed law is a violation of the Constitution he has sworn...
Page 45 - They bore, indeed, this character upon their face,. for they were made payable only "after the ratification of a treaty of peace between the Confederate States and the United States of America.
Page 23 - Jackson's act as coming out of "his rights and his duty, when acting as a part of the legislative power, and not of his right or duty, as an executive officer. For, when a bill is presented to him and he is to decide whether, by his approval, it shall become a law or not, his power or duty is as purely legislative as that of a member of Congress, when he is called on to vote for, or against, a bill. If he has firmly made up his mind that the pro22 Taney read and approved the veto message before it...
Page 50 - ... felt confident that Mr. Brown would do his utmost to perform the duty required of him, but as the nights were very short it was evident that if we failed to get the steamer underway, after waiting to get up steam, we could not get clear of the forts before we were discovered.