The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, as Recommended by the General Convention at Philadelphia, 1787: Together with the Journal of the Federal Convention, Luther Martin's Letter, Yates's Minutes, Congressional Opinions, Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of '98-'99, and Other Illustrations of the Constitution : in Five Volumes, Volumen4

J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1861

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Página 279 - Articles of this Confederation shall be inviolably observed in every state, and the Union shall be perpetual; nor shall any alteration at any time hereafter be made in them, unless such alteration be agreed to in a Congress of the United States, and be afterwards continued by the legislature of every state.
Página 563 - suit, where is drawn in question the validity of a treaty, or statute of, or an authority exercised under, the United States, and the decision is against their validity; or where is drawn in question the validity of a statute of, or an authority exercised under, any state, on the ground of
Página 230 - regulations contravening these rights are oppressive and unjust. " 13. That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. " 14. That every freeman has a right to be secure from all unreasonable searches and seizures of his person, his papers and property ; all warrants, therefore, to search suspected places, or to apprehend any suspected
Página 484 - of the extent of the powers delegated to itself, since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; 'but that, as in all other cases of compact among parties having no common judge, each party
Página 473 - or in any department or officer thereof; 6th, and lastly, from the power to dispose of, and make all needful rules and regulations respecting, the territory and other property of the United States. According to my judgment, it cannot be derived from either of those powers, nor from all of them united; and, in consequence,
Página 491 - it views the powers of the federal government as resulting from the compact to which the states are parties;" in other words, that the federal powers are derived from the Constitution; and that the Constitution is a compact to which the states are parties. The
Página 229 - 9. That no freeman ought to be taken, imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties, privileges, or franchises, or outlawed or exiled, or in any manner destroyed, or deprived of his life, liberty, or property, but by the law of the land.
Página 563 - The framers of the Constitution must be understood to have employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended what they have said; and in construing the extent of the powers which it creates, there is no other rule than to consider the language of the instrument which confers them, in
Página 425 - act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States," and the dividends which shall arise from their shares in its capital stock, during the present term of twenty years, for which the proprietors thereof have been incorporated, be, and the same
Página 518 - to enforce the payment of the duties imposed by the said acts within the same state, and that it is the duty of the legislature to pass such laws as may be necessary to give full effect to the said ordinance: And whereas, by the said ordinance, it is further ordained, that, in

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