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Էջ 20 - If, by the examinations which may be made, it should be ascertained to be practicable and advantageous to construct a road, canal, or railway, which should in whole or in part run upon the river Gila, or upon its right or its left bank, within the space of one marine league from either margin of the river, the Governments of both republics will form an agreement regarding its construction, in order that it may serve equally for the use and advantage of both countries.
Էջ 20 - The vessels and citizens of the United States shall, in all time, have a free and uninterrupted passage by the gulf of California, and by the river Colorado below its confluence with the Gila, to and from their possessions situated north of the boundary line defined in the preceding article ; it being understood that this passage is to be by navigating the gulf of California and the river Colorado, and not by land, without the express consent of the Mexican government.
Էջ 161 - The exposure to this increased and arduous labor, since the passage of the act of 1850, has already had, to a most observable and injurious extent, the effect of preventing the enlistment of the best seamen in the navy. The plan now suggested is designed to promote a condition of service in which this objection will no longer exist. The details of this plan may be established in great part, if not altogether, by the executive, under the authority of existing laws ; but I have thought it proper, in...
Էջ 382 - Texas, and the residue of said lands, after discharging said debts and liabilities, to be disposed of as said State may direct ; but in no event are said debts and liabilities to become a charge upon the government of the United States.
Էջ 32 - ... that comes from abroad, or is grown at home — taxes on the raw material — taxes on every fresh value that is added to it by the industry of man...
Էջ 359 - Most of the foreign merchants of all nations signed a pledge, " not to deal in opium, nor to attempt to introduce it into the Chinese empire ;" and the captains of most vessels signed a bond, demanded by Lin, not to bring in any more opium. Both the pledge and bond, however, were almost immediately violated, and the trade clandestinely renewed. To stop the sale and use among the people Lin resorted to the most violent measures.
Էջ 161 - I think it will greatly improve the efficiency of the service, and that I regard it as still more entitled to favor for the salutary influence it must exert- upon the naval discipline, now greatly disturbed by the increasing spirit of insubordination, resulting from our present system. " The plan proposed for the organization of the seamen, furnishes a judicious substitute for the law of September, 1850, abolishing...
Էջ 32 - ... comes from abroad or is grown at home ; taxes on the raw material ; taxes on every fresh value that is added to it by the industry of man ; taxes on the sauce which pampers man's appetite, and the drug that restores him to health, — on the ermine which decorates the judge, and the rope which hangs the criminal, — on the poor man's salt, and the rich man's spice, — on the brass nails of the coffin, and the ribbons of the bride, — at bed or board, couchant or levant, — we must pay.
Էջ 4 - That no retrospective law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, shall be made. SEC. 21. That no man's particular services shall be demanded, or property taken, or applied to public use, without the consent of his representatives, or without just compensation being made therefor.
Էջ 521 - A population, which hardly numbered eighteen hundred men, able to carry arms, and which had in its bosom several thousands of black slaves, whom it was necessary to intimidate into subjection, had rebelled against the will of France, had flung the gauntlet at the Spanish monarchy, and was bearding a powerful nation, whose distinguished trait of character did not consist in the forgiveness of injuries, particularly when her pride was wounded.

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