Miscellaneous Documents: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th Congress, 2d Session and Special Session, Հատոր 2

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Էջ 2 - The United States will cause satisfaction to be made for the injuries, if any, which, by process of law, shall be established to have been suffered by the Spanish officers, and individual Spanish inhabitants, by the late operations of the American army in Florida.
Էջ 122 - It is a maxim not to be disregarded that general expressions, in every opinion, are to be taken in connection with the case in which those expressions are used. If they go beyond the case, they may be respected, but ought not to control the judgment in a subsequent suit when the very point is presented for decision. The reason of this maxim is obvious. The question actually before the court is investigated with care, and considered in its full extent. Other principles which may serve to illustrate...
Էջ 98 - Our constitution declares a treaty to be the law of the land. It is, consequently, to be regarded in courts of justice as equivalent to an act of the legislature, whenever it operates of itself without the aid of any legislative provision.
Էջ 99 - That government is, or ought to be instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation, or community; of all the various modes and forms of government, that is best which is capable of producing the greatest degree of happiness and safety, and is most effectually secured against the danger of maladministration; and...
Էջ 7 - That, by virtue of this, it is not only the right, but the bounden and solemn duty of a State to advance the safety, happiness and prosperity of its people, and to provide for its general welfare, by any and every act of legislation, which it may deem to be conducive to these ends; where the power over the particular subject, or the manner of its exercise, is not surrendered or restrained, in the manner just stated. That all those powers which relate to merely municipal legislation, or what may,...
Էջ 77 - ... according to justice and equity." That this provision gave to the present commission a broader and more comprehensive power than was given by the 7th article of the treaty of 1794 between the United States and Great Britain (8 Stat.
Էջ 36 - Powers, in the analogous Case, he did not mean to give an opinion that it ought to be done to Great Britain...
Էջ 7 - ... to make satisfaction for the same, to an amount not exceeding three and one quarter millions of dollars.

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