A Book of the United States: Exhibiting Its Geography, Divisions, Constitution, and Government : and Presenting a View of the Republic Generally, and of the Individual States : Together with a Condensed History of the Land, from Its First Discovery to the Present Time. The Biography of about Two Hundred of the Leading Men : a Description of the Principal Cities and Towns ; with Statistical Tables

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Grenville Mellen
Sumner & Goodman, 1843 - United States - 847 pages

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Page 745 - We have met the enemy and they are ours; two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.
Page 390 - No State shall, without the consent of Congress, lay any duty on tonnage, keep troops or ships of war in time of peace, enter into any agreement or compact with another State, or with a foreign power, or engage in war, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent danger as will not admit of delay.
Page 408 - I firmly believe this; and I also believe, that, without his concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel...
Page 772 - Both the constitutionality and the expediency of the law creating this bank, are well questioned by a large portion of our fellow-citizens ; and it must be admitted by all that it has failed in the great end of establishing a uniform and sound currency.
Page 688 - The said states hereby severally enter into a firm league of friendship with each other, for their common defence, the security of their liberties, and their mutual and general welfare; binding themselves to assist each other against all force offered to, or attacks made upon them, or any of them, on account of religion, sovereignty, trade, or any other pretence whatever.
Page 753 - Whereas the traffic in slaves is irreconcilable with the principles of humanity and justice, and whereas both His Majesty and the United States are desirous of continuing their efforts to promote its entire abolition, it is hereby agreed that both the contracting parties shall use their best endeavors to accomplish so desirable an object.
Page 629 - Treason,' cried the speaker — ' Treason, treason !' echoed from every part of the house. It was one of those trying moments which is decisive of character.
Page 407 - ... how has it happened, sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning oi the contest with Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayers in this room for the divine protection ? Our prayers, sir, were heard ; — and they were graciously answered.
Page 661 - That it be recommended to the provincial convention of New Hampshire to call a full and free representation of the people, and that the representatives, if they think it necessary, establish such a form of government as, in their judgment, will best produce the happiness of the people, and most effectually secure peace and good order in the province, during the continuance of the present dispute between Great Britain and the colonies.
Page 663 - That the Delegates appointed to represent this Colony in General Congress be instructed to propose to that respectable body to declare the United Colonies free and independent States; absolved from all allegiance to, or dependance upon, the Crown or Parliament of Great Britain...

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