The American Quarterly Review, Utgaver 27-28

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Carey, Lea & Carey, 1838
 

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Side 333 - We, the people of the United States, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.' The people do ordain and establish, not contract and stipulate with each other. The people of the United States, not the distinct people of a particular state, with the people of the other states.
Side 335 - The said states hereby severally enter into a firm league of friendship with each other for their common defence, &c. binding themselves to assist each other.' And the ratification was by delegates of[ the state legislatures, who solemnly plighted and engaged
Side 335 - of their respective constituents, that they should abide by the determination of the United States in Congress assembled on all questions, which, by the said confederation, are submitted to them; and that the articles thereof should be inviolably observed by the states they respectively represented.
Side 333 - the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves, as a free, sovereign and independent state;' and that ' they have an incontcstible, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government, and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.
Side 69 - a convenient stock of flax, hemp, wool, thread, iron, and other ware and stuff, to set the poor on work; and also competent sums for the necessary relief of the lame, impotent, old, blind, and such other among them being poor as
Side 334 - 'It is obviously impracticable in the federal government of these states,' says that letter, ' to secure all rights of independent sovereignty to each, and yet provide for the interest and safety of all. Individuals entering
Side 330 - consolidation of our Union, in which is involved our prosperity, felicity, safety, perhaps our national existence. This important consideration, seriously and deeply impressed on our minds, led each state in the convention to
Side 333 - unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government, and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.' It is, and accordingly has always been, treated as a fundamental law, and not as a mere contract of government, during the good pleasure of all the persons who were originally bound by it, or assented to
Side 294 - It is much to be feared, as you observe, that the better kind of people, being disgusted with the circumstances, will have their minds prepared for any revolution whatever. We are apt to run from one extreme into another. To anticipate and prevent disastrous contingencies would be the part of wisdom and patriotism.
Side 130 - that they might not carve his furniture. "' Thy humble virtues' hospitable home, And spirit patient, pious, proud, and free; Thy self-respect grafted on innocent thoughts; Thy days of health, and nights of sleep, thy toils By danger dignified, yet guiltless; hopes Of cheerful old age, and a quiet grave;

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