Travels through the United States of North America: the country of the Iroquois, and Upper Canada, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797, Volume 3

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Page 302 - The conventions of a number of the States having, at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added; and as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution...
Page 302 - Resolved, By the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in congress assembled, two-thirds of both houses concurring, that the following articles be proposed to the legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the constitution of the United States; all or any of which articles, when ratified by three-fourths of the said legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said constitution...
Page 252 - The actual enumeration fhall be made within three years after the firft meeting of the Congrefs of the United States, and within every fubfequent term of ten years, in fuch manner as they fhall by law direct.
Page 271 - States, which fliall be made in purfuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which fhall be made, under the authority of the United States, fhall be the fupreme law of the land...
Page 270 - Conftitution, or, on the application of the legiflatures of two-thirds of the feveral ftates, mall call a convention for propofing amendments, which, in either cafe, fhall be valid to all intents and purpofes, as part of this Conftitution, when ratified by...
Page 254 - When fitting for that purpofe, they fhall be on oath or affirmation. When the Prefident of the United States is tried, the Chief Juftice fhall prefide: and no perfon fhall be convicted without the concurrence of twothirds of the members prefent.
Page 260 - No money mall be drawn from the treafury, but in confequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular ftatement and account of the '» receipts and expenditures of all public money mall be publimed from time to time.
Page 269 - ... on demand of the executive authority of the ftate from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the ftate having jurisdiction of the crime.
Page 261 - State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or Confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligations of contracts, or grant any title of nobility.
Page 267 - Conftitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which fhall be made, under their authority...

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