History of the Origin, Formation, and Adoption of the Constitution of the United States: With Notices of Its Principal Framers, Volumen1

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Harper and Bros., 1854
 

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Provision for admitting New States into the Union
298
Cession of Lands by South Carolina
301
Political Difficulties in the Management of this Territory
308
The United States insist on the Right to navigate the Mississippi
314
Retaliatory Seizure of Spanish Property
322
The Subject of the Mississippi postponed to await the Action of
326
Exertions of Hamilton
328
Progress of Opinion upon the Subject of a General Government 332
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Jealousy in Congress of the Changes likely to be made in the Gov
338
Final Appeal by Congress for the Establishment of the Revenue
344
The Revenue System again rejected by the New York Legislature
346
Objections to it in Congress 352
352
It impels Congress to Action
358
Importance of the Sanction of the Old Government in the Formation
364
Washingtons Opinions 370
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CHAPTER VII
380
Qualities of the Framers of the Constitution
387
The New Government established without Violence
393
Receives Official Notice of his Appointment to the Convention
399
He leaves Mount Vernon for Philadelphia
401
Immediate Effect of his Death upon the Country
407
CHAPTER IX
420
Appointed one of the Commissioners to Annapolis
427
VOL I
433
CHAPTER XI
440
CHAPTER XII
448
CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY
454
Note on the Abolition of the SlaveTrade
460
CHAPTER XV
480
CHAPTER XVI
486
Circular Letter of Congress recommending the Articles of Con
491
Act of New Jersey accepting the Confederation
497
Act of the Legislature of New York to facilitate the Completion
504
Members of the Convention which formed the Constitution
516

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Página 510 - The better to secure and perpetuate mutual friendship and intercourse among the people of the different States in this Union, the free inhabitants of each of these States, paupers, vagabonds, and fugitives from justice excepted, shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of free citizens in the several States; and the people of each State shall have free ingress and regress to and from any other State, and shall enjoy therein all the privileges of trade and commerce subject to the same duties,...
Página 207 - STATES, and to consist of one delegate from each state; and to appoint such other committees and civil officers as may be necessary for managing the general affairs of the United States under their...
Página 513 - All controversies concerning the private right of soil, claimed under different grants of two or more States, whose jurisdictions as they may respect such lands and the States which passed such grants are adjusted, the said grants or either of them being at the same time claimed to have originated antecedent to such settlement of jurisdiction, shall, on the petition of either party to the Congress of the United States...
Página 362 - That, in the opinion of Congress, it is expedient that, on the second Monday in May next, a convention of delegates who shall have been appointed by the several states, be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of revising the articles of confederation, and reporting to Congress, and the several legislatures, such...
Página 305 - And, in the just preservation of rights and property, it is understood and declared that no law ought ever to be made or have force in the said Territory that shall, in any manner whatever, interfere with or affect private contracts, or engagements, bona fide, and without fraud previously formed.
Página 308 - And whenever any of the said States shall have sixty thousand free inhabitants therein such State shall be admitted by its delegates into the Congress of the United States on an equal footing with the original states in all respects whatever, and shall be at liberty to form a permanent constitution and State government.
Página 512 - States shall be divided or appropriated ; of granting letters of marque and reprisal in times of peace, appointing courts for the trial of piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and establishing courts for receiving and determining finally appeals in all cases of captures, provided that no member of Congress shall be appointed a judge of any of the said courts.
Página 512 - When land forces are raised by any state for the common defence, all officers of or under the rank of colonel shall be appointed by the legislature of each state respectively by whom such forces shall be raised, or in such manner as such state shall direct, and all vacancies shall be filled up by the state which first made the appointment. ARTICLE VIII. All charges of war and all other expenses that shall be incurred for the common defence or general welfare, and allowed by the United States in congress...
Página 236 - I consider it as an indispensable duty to close this last solemn act of my official life, by commending the interests of our dearest country, to the protection of Almighty God, and those who have the superintendence of them to his holy keeping.
Página 511 - No State shall engage in any war without the consent of the United States in Congress assembled, unless such State be actually invaded by enemies, or shall have received certain advice of a resolution being formed by some nation of Indians to invade such State, and the danger is so imminent as not to admit of a delay, till the United States in Congress assembled can be consulted...

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