Reports of Committees: 30th Congress, 1st Session - 48th Congress, 2nd Session

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Side xxviii - ... goods, wares, and merchandise imported in the whereof is master, from , for account of any person whomsoever for whom I am authorized to enter the same ; that the said invoice and bill of lading are in the state in which they were actually received by me, and that I do not know...
Side 130 - I knew not how far this was a necessary sequence; that, undoubtedly, if its rejection endangered a dissolution of our union at this incipient stage, I should deem that the most unfortunate of all consequences, to avert which all partial and temporary evils should be yielded.
Side 158 - Resolved: That a ship or a vessel on the high seas, in time of peace, engaged in a lawful voyage, is, according to the laws of nations, under the exclusive jurisdiction of the State to which her flag belongs ; as much so as if constituting a part of its own domain.
Side 131 - The discussion took place. I could take no part in it but an exhortatory one, because I was a stranger to the circumstances which should govern it. But it was finally agreed, that whatever importance had been attached to the rejection of this proposition, the preservation of the Union and of concord among the States was more important, and that therefore it would be better that the vote of rejection should be rescinded, to effect which, some members should change their votes.
Side i - ... whereof is master, from , for account of any person whomsoever, for whom I am authorized to enter the same ; that the said invoice and bill of lading are in the state in which they were actually received by me, and that I do not know nor believe in the existence of any other invoice or bill of lading of the said goods^ wares, and merchandise ; that the entry now delivered to the collector contains a just and true account of the said goods, wares, and merchandise, according to the said invoice...
Side 16 - This conduct of the French republic would well have justified an immediate declaration of war on the part of the United States ; but, desirous of maintaining peace, and still willing to leave open the door of reconciliation with France, the United States contented themselves with preparations for defence, and measures calculated to protect their commerce.
Side 181 - An act enabling the claimants to lands within the limits of the State of Missouri and Territory of Arkansas to institute proceedings to try the validity of their claims...
Side xxviii - I do not know nor believe in the existence of any other invoice or bill of lading of the said goods, wares, and merchandise; that the entry now delivered to the collector contains a just and true account of the said goods, wares, and merchandise, according to the said invoice and bill of lading ; that nothing has been, on my part, nor to my knowledge on the part of any other person, concealed or suppressed, whereby the United States may be defrauded of any part of the duty lawfully due on the said...
Side 165 - January, 1781, may collectively agree to accept or refuse the aforesaid commutation, signifying the same, through the commander-in-chief, within six months from this time : That such officers as have retired at different periods, entitled to half pay for life, may collectively, in each State...
Side 158 - Party, they shall be received and treated with all humanity, and enjoy all favor, protection and help, and they shall be permitted to refresh and provide themselves at reasonable rates with victuals and all things needful for the sustenance of their persons or reparation of their Ships, and...

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