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Página 33 - debate," if such it can be called, while opposing a postponement for further information and reflection, he said, " The President has recommended the measure on his high responsibility ; I would not consider, I would not deliberate ; I would act. Doubtless the President possesses such further information as will justify the measure ! " * To my mind, that is the worst act of his public life ; I cannot justify it.
Página 114 - That their object was, and had been for several years, a dissolution of the Union, and the establishment of a separate confederacy, he knew from unequivocal evidence, though not provable in a court of law ; and that, in case of a civil war, the aid of Great Britain to effect that purpose would be as surely resorted to, as it would be indispensably necessary to the design.
Página 579 - In adjusting the duties on imports, to the object of revenue, the influence of the tariff on manufactures, will necessarily present itself for consideration. However wise the theory may be, which leaves to the sagacity and interest of individuals the application of their industry and resources, there are in this, as in other cases, exceptions to the general rule.
Página 548 - But in cases of deliberate, dangerous, and palpable infractions of the Constitution, affecting the sovereignty of a State, and liberties of the people ; it is not only the right but the duty of such a State to interpose its authority for their protection, in the manner best calculated to secure that end.
Página 661 - Sir, if a dissolution of the Union must take place, let it be so. If civil war, which gentlemen so much threaten, must come, I can only say, let it come. My hold on life is probably as frail as that of any man who now hears me ; but, while that hold lasts, it shall be devoted to the service of my country — to the freedom of man.
Página 32 - I deem it my duty to recommend the subject to the consideration of Congress, who will doubtless perceive all the advantages which may be expected from an inhibition of the departure of our vessels from the ports of the United States.
Página 740 - SHORT'S NORTH AMERICANS OF ANTIQUITY. The North Americans of Antiquity. Their Origin, Migrations, and Type of Civilization Considered. By JOHN T. SHORT. Illustrated. 8vo, Cloth, $3 00.
Página 268 - Let us not get rid of one evil, (supposing it possible,) at the expense of a greater: "mutatis mutandis," suppose France in possession of the British naval power — and to her the trident must pass, should England be unable to wield it — what would be your condition? What would be the situation of your seaports, and their seafaring inhabitants ? Ask Hamburg, Lubec ! Ask Savannah!
Página 740 - From Egypt to Palestine : Through Sinai, the Wilderness, and the South Country. Observations of a Journey made with Special Reference to the History of the Israelites. By SC BARTLETT, DD, LL.D.
Página 456 - If, then, the war must be continued, go to the ocean. If you are seriously contending for maritime rights, go to the theatre where alone those rights can be defended. Thither every indication of your fortune points you. There the united wishes and exertions of the nation will go with you. Even our party divisions, acrimonious as they are, cease at the water's edge.