A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897: 1789-1817

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1896
 

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Side 212 - are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit which the use can at any time yield. Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should
Side 12 - that we the under-signed delegates, by virtue of the power and authority to us given for that purpose, do by these presents, in the name and in behalf of our respective constituents, fully and entirely ratify and confirm each and every of the said articles of confederation and perpetual union, and all and singular the
Side 19 - not be questioned in any other Place. have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office. Section. 7. All Bills for raising Revenue shall
Side 159 - in Pennsylvania, laws of the United States were opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings or by the powers vested in the marshal of that district." On this call, momentous in the extreme, I sought and weighed what
Side 22 - on Imports or Exports, except what may l>e absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws: and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be the subject to the Revision and Controul of / Congress.
Side 209 - efficacy and permanency of your union a government for the whole is indispensable. No alliances, however strict, between the parts can be an adequate substitute. They must inevitably experience the infractions and interruptions which all alliances in all times have experienced. Sensible of this momentous truth, you have improved upon your first essay by the adoption of a Constitution of Government
Side 12 - it hath pleased the Great Governor of the World to incline the hearts of the legislatures we respectively represent in congress, to approve of, and to authorize us to ratify the said articles of confederation and perpetual
Side 13 - our Lord one Thousand seven Hundred and Seventy-eight, and in the third year of the independence of America. JOSIAH BARTLETT JOHN WENTWORTH Jun r August 8 th 1778 JOHN HANCOCK SAMUEL ADAMS ELBRIDGE GERRY FRANCIS DANA JAMES LOVELL SAMUEL HOLTEN WILLIAM ELLERY HENRY MARCHANT JOHN COLLINS ROGER SHERMAN SAMUEL HUNTINGTON OLIVER WOLCOTT TITUS HOSMER ANDREW ADAMS JAS DUANE FRA
Side 528 - of the United States to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand. p -, Done at the city of Washington, this i8th day of February, AD 1815, and of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States the thirty-ninth. JAMES MADISON. By the President: JAMES MONROE, Acting Secretary of State. BY
Side 5 - these Presents shall come, we the undersigned Delegates of the States affixed to our Names send greeting. Whereas the Delegates of the United States of America in Congress assembled did on the fifteenth day of November in the Year of

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