James Knox Polk, and a History of His Administration: Embracing the Annexation of Texas, the Difficulties with Mexico, the Settlement of the Oregon Question, and Other Important Events
J. E. Beardsley, 1850 - 395 páginas
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
No encontramos ningún comentario en los lugares habituales.
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
James Knox Polk, and a History of His Administration: Embracing the ...
John Stilwell Jenkins
Sin vista previa disponible - 2016
administration adopted American amount annexation appeared appropriations army authority bank become bill boundary called cause character citizens claim commerce Congress consideration constitution continued convention desire direct dollars doubt duty effect election equal established executive exercise existing expressed extended favor federal force foreign friends given granted harbors honor House hundred important improvements increase independent interests internal lands latter limits majority March means measures ment Mexican Mexico millions Minister necessary negotiation never North object opinion Oregon party passed peace period political Polk portion ports position possession present President principle proper proposed protection question reason received recommend regard relations remained Representatives republic respect river secure Senate session Spain territory Texas thousand tion treasury treaty Union United vessels vote whole
Página 175 - ... Powers: it being well understood, that this agreement is not to be construed to the prejudice of any claim, which either of the two high contracting parties may have 'to any part of the said country, nor shall it be taken to affect the claims of any other Power or State to any part of the said country ; the only object of the high contracting parties, in that respect, being to prevent disputes and differences amongst themselves.
Página 347 - It is contended on the one side that as the National Government is a government of limited powers it has no right to expend money except in the performance of acts authorized by the other specific grants according to a strict construction of their powers...
Página 147 - Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none; the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns and the surest bulwarks against antirepublican tendencies; the preservation of the General Government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad...
Página 106 - ... the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns, and the surest bulwarks against anti-republican tendencies; the preservation of the general government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet-anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad...
Página 381 - The war has not been waged with a view to conquest ; but having been commenced by Mexico, it has been carried into the enemy,s country, and will be vigorously prosecuted there, with a view to obtain an honorable peace, and thereby secure ample indemnity for the expenses of the war, as well as to our much-injured citizens, who hold large pecuniary demands against Mexico.
Página 136 - That the Federal Government is one of limited powers, derived solely from the Constitution, and the grants of power shown therein, ought to be strictly construed by all the departments and agents of the government, and that it is inexpedient and dangerous to exercise doubtful constitutional powers.
Página 237 - Republic ; and shall also retain all the. vacant and unappropriated lands lying within its limits, to be applied to the payment of the debts and liabilities of said Republic of Texas ; and the residue of said lands, after discharging said debts and liabilities, to be disposed of as said State may direct ; but in no event are said debts and liabilities to become a charge upon the Government of the United States.
Página 27 - ... 4. Resolved, that as we now acknowledge the existence and control of no law or legal officer, civil or military, within this county, we do hereby ordain and adopt as a rule of life all, each and every of our former laws — wherein nevertheless the Crown of Great Britain never can be considered as holding rights, privileges, immunities, or authority therein.
Página 390 - An act to provide for the better organization of the treasury, and for the collection, safe-keeping, transfer, and disbursement of the public revenue...
Página 184 - Existing rights of every European nation should be respected, but it is due alike to our safety and our interests that the efficient protection of our laws should be extended over our whole territorial limits, and that it should be distinctly announced to the world as our settled policy that no future European colony or dominion shall with our consent be planted or established on any part of the North American continent.