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Cases of Contested Elections in Congress, From the Year 1789 to 1834 ...
Matthew St. Clair Clarke
Sin vista previa disponible - 2018
1st Session admitted appears appointed attend authority ballot believe called candidate certificate citizen claim clerk Committee of Elections Congress consideration considered constitution contested continued court Debate decided decision depositions directed district doubt duly duty electors entitled evidence examination exercise existence express facts favor further give given Government Governor ground held holding honorable House inhabitant inspectors intention John judges Legislature majority manner Moore motion necessary never notice oath objection observed opinion parties person petitioner poll prescribed present principle proceedings proof proved qualifications question reason received referred rejected Remarks Representatives residence resolution Resolved respect rule seat Senate sheriff sitting member Speech statement supposed taken Territory testimony thought tion town United voters votes votes given whole witnesses
Página 85 - As soon as a legislature shall be formed in the district, the council and house assembled, in one room, shall have authority, by joint ballot, to elect a delegate to congress, who shall have a seat in congress, with a right of debating, but not of voting during this temporary government.
Página 241 - And be it further enacted, That nothing in this act contained shall be construed so as in any manner to affect the government now in force in the territory of the United States...
Página 59 - ... provided that a notification from the magistrate before whom the deposition is to be taken to the adverse party, to be present at the taking of the same, and to put interrogatories, if he think fit, be first made out and served on the adverse party or his attorney as either may be nearest, if either is within one hundred miles of the place of such caption...
Página 899 - Governor and company, and their successors; and from time to time to make, ordain, constitute or repeal such laws, statutes, orders and ordinances, forms and ceremonies of government and magistracy as to them shall seem meet for the good and welfare of the said company...
Página 448 - Doubtless, sir. But are these cases parallel? Are the three branches of this government owners of this farm called the United States? I desire to thank heaven they are not. I hold my life, liberty, and property, and the people of the State from which I have the honor to be a representative hold theirs, by a better tenure than any this national government can give. Sir, I know your virtue. And I thank the Great Giver of every good gift that neither the gentleman from Tennessee, nor his comrades, nor...
Página 86 - That the territory so ceded shall be laid out and formed into a state or states, containing a suitable extent of territory, the inhabitants of which shall enjoy all the privileges, benefits and advantages set forth in the ordinance of the late Congress, for the government of the western territory of the United States...
Página 48 - Such depositions may be taken before any judge of any court of the United States, or any commissioner of a circuit, or any clerk of a district or circuit court, or any chancellor, justice, or judge of a supreme or superior court, mayor or chief magistrate of a city, judge of a county court, or court of common pleas of any of the United States...
Página 86 - Whereas the people of the territory of the United States south of the river Ohio...
Página 13 - It shall be the duty of the Committee of Elections to examine and report upon the certificates of election or other credentials of the members returned to serve in this House, and to take into their consideration all such petitions, and other matters touching elections and returns, as shall or may be presented, or come into question, and be referred to them by the House.