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Página 856 - Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose of revising the articles of Confederation, and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such alterations and provisions therein, as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and confirmed bv the .States, render the federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of government and the preservation of the Union.
Página 613 - If any member, in speaking or otherwise, transgress the rules of the House, the Speaker shall, or any member may, call to order; in which case the member so called to order shall immediately sit down, unless permitted to explain; and the House shall, if appealed to, decide on the case, but without debate: if there be no appeal, the decision of the Chair shall be submitted to.
Página 898 - Senators, and shall sort and count them in open town meeting, and in presence of the Town Clerk, who shall make a fair record, in presence of the Selectmen, and in open town meeting, of the name of every person voted for. and of the number of votes against his name ; and a fair copy of this record shall be attested by the Selectmen and the Town Clerk, and shall be sealed up, directed to the Secretary of the Commonwealth, for the time being, with a superscription expressing...
Página 902 - The foregoing bill having been read a third time- — voted, that it pass to be enacted.
Página 888 - Houses to harbour a doubt of your undertaking this great, this important office to which you are called not only by the unanimous vote of the electors, but by the voice of America. I have it therefore in command to accompany you to New York where the Senate and House of Representatives are convened for the dispatch of public business.
Página 897 - Republic to devise a system which in the course of time and experience, would not manifest imperfections that it would be necessary to reform. And Whereas the limited powers, which by the Articles of Confederation, are vested in the Congress of the United States, have been found far inadequate, to the enlarged purposes which they were intended to produce.
Página 894 - Congress assembled, for the term of fifteen years, with the power to prohibit any goods, wares and merchandise from being imported into or exported from any of the states in vessels belonging to or navigated by the subjects of any power with whom these states shall not have formed treaties of commerce.
Página 888 - This commission was entrusted to me on account of my having been long in the confidence of the late Congress, and charged with the duties of one of the principal civil departments of government.
Página 844 - He referred to a recent general order of Sullivan : * " The General yet hopes the event will prove America able to procure that by her own arms, which her allies refuse to assist her in obtaining." At the instance of La Fayette he issued an order qualifying this ill-judged paper. La Fayette also wrote a private letter to Hamilton on the subject of these differences. On the first of September he again wrote to him * regretting his own absence from the recent engagement.