Congressional Serial Set

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1861 - United States

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I'm reviewing the short story of 'The Valley of the Worm' and not a collection by that name. Howard presents another of his reincarnation tales, this time his main character recalls a previous life ... Read full review


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In this successor to the first volume of his memoir, Palimpsest (1995), prolific novelist/essayist/gadfly Vidal mixes mournful minor keys among his usual trumpet blasts against what he regards as an ... Read full review

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Page 62 - of our political fabric depend, and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter under what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes." I now reiterate these sentiments ; and, in doing so, I only press upon the public attention the
Page 262 - care that the laws be faithfully executed;" (see art. 2, 3 ;) the jus gentium being included in that requisition. Article 6, section 5, among other prohibitions upon the respective States, contains the following: "Nor shall any State grant permission to any ships or vessels of war, nor letters of marque or reprisal, except it be after a declaration of
Page 62 - That the maintenance Inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and en lurance of our political fabric depend, and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the
Page 262 - by the United States in Congress assembled, and then only against the kingdoms and State, and the subjects thereof, against which war has so been declared, and under such regulations as shall be established by the United States in Congress assembled,
Page 67 - in a community where the moral sense of the people imperfectly supports the law itself. The great body of the people abide by the dry legal obligation in both cases, and a few break over in each. This, I think, cannot be perfectly cured; and it would be worse in both
Page 61 - with full knowledge that I had made this and many similar declarations, and had never recanted them. And, more than this, they placed in the platform for my acceptance, and as a law to themselves and to me, the clear and emphatic resolution which I
Page 16 - you will allow me to occupy a small portion of your columns in order to point out to your readers the circumstances under which the British legislature ratified by act of Parliament the treaty under which the surrender of Anderson was claimed. On the second reading of the bill in the House of Commons on the llth
Page 65 - would it not be wise to ascertain precisely why we do it? Will you hazard so desperate a step while there is any possibility that any portion of the
Page 226 - of 1836, which contemplates special modes of redress in a case where either party " considering itself offended, shall first have presented to the other a statement of such injuries or damages, verified by competent proofs, and demanded justice, and the same shall have been either refused or unreasonably delayed.
Page 67 - after the separation of the sections than before. The foreign slave trade, now imperfectly suppressed, would be ultimately revived without restriction in one section; while fugitive slaves, now only partially surrendered, would not be surrendered at all, by the other. Physically speaking, we cannot separate. We cannot remove oar respective sections from each other, nor build an impassable wall between them. A husband and wife may be divorced, and

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