Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
No encontramos ningún comentario en los lugares habituales.
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
admit adopted agitation annexation appear army assertion attempt authority become believe bill body called carry cause character claim committee Congress Constitution continue crimes democrats deny desire discussion district doctrine dollars duty entered Executive existence extend fact favor feel force freedom friends fugitive gentleman Giddings give hall hold honor House human hundred Indians influence institution interests involve justice land legislation liberty maintain master ment Mexican Mexico moral negroes never North northern object officers opposed party passed persons political portion position possession present President principles protect question refer regard repeal representatives resolution respect Secretary Senate sent slave-holding slave-trade slavery slaves South southern speak speech stand sustain territory Texas thousand tion treaty truth Union United views vote whig whole
Página 246 - Let it be remembered, finally, that it has ever been the pride and boast of America, that the rights for which she contended were the rights of human nature.
Página 115 - The Constitution has made no provision for our holding foreign territory, still less for incorporating foreign nations into our Union.
Página 472 - Resolved, That this government is a government of limited powers, and that by the Constitution of the United States, Congress has no jurisdiction whatever over the institution of slavery in the several states of the confederacy.
Página 490 - That the Democratic party will resist all attempts at renewing in Congress, or out of it, the agitation of the slavery question, under whatever shape or color the attempt may be made.
Página 87 - Resolved: That a ship or a vessel on the high seas, in time of peace, engaged in a lawful voyage, is, according to the laws of nations, under the exclusive jurisdiction of the State to which her flag belongs ; as much so as if constituting a part of its own domain.
Página 87 - That the brig Enterprise, which was forced unavoidably by stress of weather into Port Hamilton, Bermuda Island, while on a lawful voyage on the high seas from one port of the Union to another, comes within the principles embraced in the foregoing resolutions; and that the seizure and detention of the negroes on board by the local authority of the island, was an act in violation of the laws of nations, and highly unjust to our own citizens to whom they belong.
Página 446 - I feel bound to call the attention of the House and of the country to its peculiar and extraordinary character.
Página 144 - When the measure of their tears shall be full, when their groans shall have involved heaven itself in darkness, doubtless, a God of justice will awaken to their distress, and by diffusing light...