The history of the United States: from their colonization to the end of the Twenty-sixth Congress, in 1841, Volume 1

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Էջ 364 - It is impossible that the allied powers should extend their political system to any portion of either continent, without endangering our peace and happiness ; nor can any one believe that our southern brethren, if left to themselves, would adopt it of their own accord.
Էջ 475 - States ; regulating the trade and managing all affairs with the Indians not members of any of the States, provided that the legislative right of any State within its own limits be not infringed or violated...
Էջ 225 - An act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Էջ 361 - In the discussions to which this interest has given rise and in the arrangements by which they may terminate the occasion has been judged proper for asserting, as a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American Continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers.
Էջ 467 - Indian title east of that line, as soon as it could be done, " peaceably and on reasonable terms.
Էջ 250 - Everywhere the black cloud of legitimacy is suspended over the world, save only one bright spot, which breaks out from the political hemisphere of the West, to enlighten and animate and gladden the human heart.
Էջ 236 - ... of indenture, or otherwise, unless such person shall enter into such indenture while in a state of perfect freedom...
Էջ 196 - Let us, by all wise and constitutional measures, promote intelligence among the People, as the best means of preserving our liberties.
Էջ 203 - Waiving the question of the constitutional authority of the Legislature to establish an incorporated bank as being precluded in my judgment by repeated recognitions under varied circumstances of the validity of such an institution in acts of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the Government, accompanied by indications, in different modes, of a concurrence of the general will of the nation...
Էջ 392 - ... the canals cut, the highways constructed, the progress of the arts, the advancement of learning, and the increase of population. General, your present visit to the United States is a realization of the consoling object of that wish.

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