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Page 356 - ... legal tender in payment of all debts, public and private, within the United States, except for duties on imports and interest on the public debt...
Page 87 - This government is acknowledged by all to be one of enumerated powers. The principle, that it can exercise only the powers granted to it, would seem too apparent to have required to be enforced by all those arguments which its enlightened friends, while it was depending before the people, found it necessary to urge. That principle is now universally admitted.
Page 386 - The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times and under all circumstances.
Page 394 - If the end be clearly comprehended within any of the specified powers, and if the measure have an obvious relation to that end, and is not forbidden by any particular provision of the Constitution, it may safely be deemed to come within the compass of the national authority.
Page 206 - A corporation is an artificial being, invisible, intangible, and existing only in contemplation of law. Being the mere creature of law, it possesses only those properties which the charter of its creation confers upon it, either expressly or as incidental to its very existence.
Page 421 - That government can scarcely be deemed to be free, where the rights of property are left solely dependent upon the will of a legislative body, without any restraint. The fundamental maxims of a free government seem to require that the rights of personal liberty and private property should be held sacred.
Page 279 - In order to come within the provision of the constitution of the United States which declares that no state shall pass any law impairing the obligation of contracts...
Page 363 - States are expressly prohibited from making anything but gold and silver a tender in payment of debts and...
Page 373 - States the power to coin money, emit bills of credit, or make anything but gold a>nd silver coin a tender in payment of debts.