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Stran 263 - the inhabitants of the ceded territory shall be incorporated in the Union of the United States, and admitted as soon as possible, according to the principles of the Federal Constitution; to the enjoyments of all the rights, advantages, and immunities
Stran 245 - the State of New York, by express instructions to their delegates in Congress, have suggested a convention for the purposes expressed in the following resolution; and such convention appearing to be the most probable means of establishing in these States a firm national government: Resolved, That in the opinion of Congress it is expedient that on the
Stran 6 - I can compare our rich misers to nothing so fitly as to a whale ; he plays and tumbles, driving the poor fry before him, and at last devours them all at a mouthful. Such whales have I heard of on the land, who never leave gaping till they've swallowed the whole
Stran 94 - I consider, then, the power to annul a law of the United States assumed by one State, incompatible with the existence of the Union ; contradicted expressly by the letter of the constitution ; unauthorised by its spirit, inconsistent with every principle
Stran 250 - States to which they respectively belong. It is to be the assent and ratification of the several States derived from the supreme authority of the people themselves. The act, therefore, establishing the constitution will not be a National but a Federal Act. That it will be a Federal and not a National
Stran 246 - State legislatures), in order to be submitted to a convention of delegates, chosen in each State by the people thereof, in conformity to the resolves of the Convention made and provided in that case."* It
Stran 230 - In all our deliberations, on this subject, we kept steadily in our view that which appears to us the greatest interest of every true American, the consolidation of the Union, in which is involved our prosperity,
Stran 249 - On the one hand, the constitution is to be founded on the assent and ratification of the people of America given by deputies elected for the special purpose but; on the other, that this assent and ratification is to be given by the people, not as individuals composing one entire nation, but as composing the distinct and
Stran 87 - If we still adhere to the design of a NATIONAL GOVERNMENT we must resolve to incorporate into our plan those ingredients which may be considered as forming the characteristic difference between a LEAGUE and a GOVERNMENT." ..." We must extend the authority of the Union to the persons of the citizens—the only proper objects of Government.
Stran 244 - Whereas there is provision in the Articles of Confederation and perpetual union, for making alterations therein, by the assent of a Congress of the United States, and of the legislatures of the several States; and whereas experience hath evinced that there are defects in the present confederation ; as a means to remedy which, several of the States, and