Speeches in Congress

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Little, Brown and Company, 1853

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Page 508 - That Congress have no authority to interfere in the emancipation of slaves, or in the treatment of them within any of the States ; it remaining with the several States alone to provide any regulations therein, which humanity and true policy may require.
Page 426 - I think abundant evidence, that it was the intention of the framers of the Constitution to give...
Page 124 - The first section of the third article of the constitution declares that "the judicial power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme court, and such inferior courts as congress may, from time to time, ordain and establish.
Page 136 - all ' officers of the United States whose appointments are not in the Constitution otherwise provided for...
Page 372 - Provided, That nothing herein contained, shall be construed to vest in the United States any right of property in the soil, or to affect the rights of individuals therein, otherwise than the same shall or may be transferred by such individuals to the United States.
Page 515 - Let us, then, bind the republic together with a perfect system of roads and canals.
Page 110 - On this question of principle, while actual suffering' was yet afar off, they raised their flag against a power, to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared ; a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Page 264 - SEC. 6. The first, third and fifth sections, together with this section of these amendments, and the third paragraph of the second section of the first article of the Constitution, and the third ' paragraph of the second section of the fourth article thereof, shall not be amended or abolished without the consent of all the States.
Page 122 - But a separation of departments, so far as practicable, and the preservation of clear lines of division between them, is the fundamental idea in the creation of all our constitutions ; and, doubtless, the continuance of regulated liberty depends on maintaining these boundaries.
Page 50 - I ask you, gentlemen of the jury, in patience to listen to a synopsis of the testimony offered on the part of the Government and on the part of the defense, and then decide as to the guilt or innocence of this prisoner.

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