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Page 153 - an act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers...
Page 115 - House a copy of the instructions to the minister of the United States who negotiated the treaty with the King of Great Britain, together with the correspondence and other documents relative to that treaty, excepting such of the said papers as any existing negotiation may render improper to be disclosed.
Page 116 - Constitution between the different departments should be preserved ; a just regard to the Constitution, and to the duty of my office, under all the circumstances of this case, forbid a compliance with your request.
Page 184 - Epistles, domestic, confidential, and official, from General Washington, written about the commencement of the American contest, when he entered on the command of the army of the United States.
Page 3 - I proceed after this recital, for the more correct understanding of the case, to declare ; that, as it has always been a source of serious regret with me, to see the youth of these United States sent to foreign countries for the purpose of education, often before their minds were formed, or they had imbibed any adequate ideas of the happiness of their own ; contracting too frequently, not only habits of dissipation and extravagance, but principles unfriendly to republican government...
Page 263 - In making this reservation I beg it to be understood that I do not mean to withhold any assistance to arrange and organize the Army which you may think I can afford. I take the liberty also to mention that I must decline having my acceptance considered as drawing after it any immediate charge upon the public, or that I can receive any emoluments annexed to the appointment before entering into a situation to incur expense.
Page 263 - I have finally determined to accept the commission 'of Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the United States ; with the reserve only that I shall not be called into the field until the Army is in a situation to require my presence, or it becomes indispensable by the urgency of circumstances.
Page 83 - I want an American character, that the powers of Europe may be convinced, we act for ourselves, and not for others.
Page 24 - I have been constrained from concentering them in the same place, merely by my anxiety to reconcile a particular attention to Virginia with a great good, in which she will abundantly share in common with the rest of the United States I must beg the favor of your Excellency to lay this letter before that honorable body, at their next session, in order that I may appropriate the James River shares to the place which they may prefer.
Page 3 - States, to which the youths of fortune and talents from all parts thereof might be sent for the completion of their education in all the branches of polite literature ; in arts and sciences, in acquiring knowledge in the principles of politics and good government...