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Página 47 - officers of the land forces in the service of the United States, excepting regimental officers; appointing all the officers of the naval forces and commissioning all officers whatever in the service of the United States ; making rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces, and directing their operations
Página 35 - In the name of God, amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread sovereign lord King James, by the grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken, for the glory of God and the
Página 53 - trade of the United States, to consider how far a uniform system in their commercial regulations may be necessary to their common interests and permanent harmony, and to report to the several States such an act relative to this great object as, when unanimously ratified by them, will enable the United States
Página 54 - of the United States, to devise such further provisions as shall appear to them necessary to render the Constitution of the Federal Government adequate to the exigencies of the Union, and to report such an act for that purpose to the United States, in Congress assembled, as when agreed to by them and afterwards confirmed by the legislatures of every State,
Página 47 - to appoint one of their number to preside, provided that no person be allowed to serve in the office of President more than one year in any term of three years; to ascertain the sums of money to be raised for the service
Página 123 - To coin money and regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures." 6. " To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States.
Página 208 - Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. 2. " Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation." This amendment was proposed in
Página 155 - and transmit, sealed, to the seat of government of the United States, directed to the President of the Senate; the President of the Senate shall, in the presence of the Senate and the House of