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Page 477 - It is obviously impracticable in the federal government of these states, to secure all rights of independent sovereignty to each, and yet provide for the interest and safety of all. Individuals entering into society, must give up a share of liberty to preserve the rest.
Page 590 - Constitution, but it may be not unreasonably said that the preservation of the States and the maintenance of their governments are as much within the design and care of the Constitution as the preservation of the Union and the maintenance of the national Government. The Constitution, in all its provisions, looks to an indestructible Union, composed of indestructible States.
Page 225 - That no man shall be taken or imprisoned or disseized of his freehold, liberties, or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner destroyed or deprived of his life, liberty, or property, but by the judgment of his peers or the law of the land.
Page 479 - We therefore, the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the great Legislator of the universe, in affording us in the course of His providence an opportunity, deliberately and peaceably without fraud, violence or surprise, of entering into an original, explicit and solemn compact with each other and of forming a new constitution of civil government for ourselves and posterity; and devoutly imploring His direction in so interesting a design...
Page 482 - This mode of proceeding was adopted ; and by the convention, by congress, and by the state legislatures, the instrument was 'submitted to the people. They acted upon it in the only manner in which they can act safely, effectively and wisely, on such a subject, by assembling in convention. It is true, they assembled in their several states — and where else should they have assembled...
Page 674 - Spain armed herself with bloodhounds to extirpate the wretched natives of America ; and we improve on the inhuman example even of Spanish cruelty : we turn loose these savage hell-hounds against our brethren and countrymen in America, of the same language, laws, liberties, and religion ; endeared to us by every tie that should sanctify humanity.
Page 78 - In the record of the vote by States, the vote of each State, Territory, and the District of Columbia, shall be announced by the Chairman ; and in case the vote of any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, shall be divided, the Chairman shall announce the number of votes cast for any candidate, or for or against any proposition...
Page 606 - Yet I said to myself, How little this man suspects, with his sympathy for men and his respect for lettered and scientific people, that he is not likely, in any company, to meet a man superior to himself. And I think this is a good country that can bear such a creature as he is.