The True American: Containing the Inaugural Addresses, Together with the First Annual Addresses and Messages of All the Presidents of the United States, from 1789 to 1839 ... and a Variety of Other Matter Useful and Entertaining, Volume 2
I. S. Boyd, 1841
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Page 291 - States respectively, or to the people," therefore also the same act of Congress passed on the 14th day of July, 1798, and entitled " An act in addition to the act entitled an act for the punishment of certain crimes against the United States...
Page 292 - ... thereby guarding in the same sentence, and under the same words, the freedom of religion, of speech, and of the press, insomuch, that whatever violates either, throws down the sanctuary which covers the others, and that libels, falsehoods, and defamation, equally with heresy and false religion, are withheld from the cognizance of federal tribunals.
Page 68 - ... impolitic ; for this might have a pernicious influence on future negotiations, or produce immediate inconveniences ; perhaps danger and mischief, in relation to other powers. The necessity of such caution and secrecy was one cogent reason for vesting the power of making treaties in the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate ; the principle on which that body was formed confining it to a small number of members.
Page 91 - Hidalgo, and the said article and the thirty-third article of the treaty of Amity, commerce, and navigation...
Page 73 - You will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I am not, I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost us to maintain this declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the gloom, I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory.
Page 202 - States, and more especially" two acts for the same purposes passed on the 29th of May 1828, and on the 14th of July 1832, "are unauthorized by the Constitution of the United States, and violate the true meaning and intent thereof, and are null and void and no law...
Page 285 - That the General Assembly of Virginia doth unequivocally express a firm resolution to maintain and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of this state, against every aggression either foreign or domestic; and that they will support the Government of the United States in all measures warranted by the former.
Page 57 - ... charged with collecting and diffusing information, and enabled, by premiums and small pecuniary aids, to encourage and assist a spirit of discovery and improvement.
Page 287 - Acts exercises, in like manner, a power not delegated by the Constitution, but on the contrary, expressly and positively forbidden by one of the amendments thereto; a power which, more than any other, ought to produce universal alarm, because it is levelled against...