History of the United States of America During the First Administration of James Madison, Volume 5

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C. Scribner's sons, 1890 - United States

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Page 319 - 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 enjoyment of all the rights, advantages and immunities of citizens of the United States, and in the mean time they shall be maintained and protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty, property and the Religion which they profess.
Page 17 - If we can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of caring for them, they will be happy.
Page 349 - Shall the main question be now put?" It was decided in the affirmative.
Page 191 - France and their dependencies, and for other purposes," it is provided "that in case either Great Britain or France shall before the 3d day of March next so revoke or modify her edicts as that they shall cease to violate the neutral commerce of the United States...
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Page 333 - The power to create corporations is not expressly granted. It is a high attribute of sovereignty, and in its nature not accessorial or derivative by implication, but primary and independent.
Page 310 - ... that in the hands of the United States it will not cease to be a subject of fair and friendly negotiation and adjustment...
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Page 1 - Assuring myself that, under every vicissitude, the determined spirit and united councils of the nation will be safeguards to its honor and its essential interests, I repair to the post assigned me with no other discouragement than what springs from my own inadequacy to its high duties.

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