Governor's Message and Reports of the Public Officers of the State, of the Boards of Directors, and of the Visitors, Superintendents, and Other Agents of Public Institutions Or Interests of Virginia

William F. Ritchie, public printer, 1855

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Side xix - That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free state; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided, as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to and governed by the civil power.
Side 55 - State is hereby instructed to transmit a copy of these resolutions to the President of the United States...
Side xxix - No person held to service or labor in one State, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, he discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due.
Side xxix - An act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Side xiii - ... drama of human life. The records of former days show that at a period not very remote, Virginia stood preeminently the first commercial State in the Union; when her commerce exceeded in amount that of all the New England States combined; when the City of Norfolk owned more than one hundred trading ships, and her direct foreign trade exceeded that of the City of New York, now the centre of trade and the great emporium of North America. At the period of the war of independence, the commerce of...
Side 7 - That His Excellency the Governor be requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions to each of our Senators and Representatives in Congress.
Side xxix - Commonwealth, or the police of any city or town, or any district, county, city or town officer, or any officer or other member of the volunteer militia of this Commonwealth, who shall hereafter arrest, imprison, detain or return, or aid in arresting, imprisoning, detaining any person for the reason that he is claimed or adjudged to be a fugitive...
Side xxx - This constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall he made in pursuance thereof, and all treaties made, or which shall be made...
Side 17 - Resolved, That his excellency, the governor, be also requested to transmit copies of the said report and resolutions to the governors of the several states of the union, with a request that they will communicate the same to the legislatures thereof, respectively, and solicit their co-operation.

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