Life, Journals and Correspondence of Rev. Manasseh Cutler, LL. D.

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Side 366 - of Incorporation from one of the states or from Congress. The land purchase was therefore a private contract. The following provisions in the Ordinance may be regarded as a full equivalent for a public charter : "And in the just preservation of rights and property it is understood and declared, that no law ought ever to be made or have force in said
Side 336 - of Congress, claiming that the unsettled country, if " wrested from the common enemy by the blood and treasure of the thirteen States, should be considered a common property, subject to be parceled out by Congress into free, convenient, and independent governments, in such manner and at such times as the wisdom of that assembly shall
Side 458 - Whether this desirable object will be best promoted by affording aids to seminaries of learning already established, by the institution of a national University, or by any other expedients, will be well worthy of a place in the deliberations of the Legislature.
Side 151 - they cull the ingratitude of the public, involved in debts, without one farthing of money to carry them home after having spent the flower of their days, and many of them, their patrimonies, in establishing the freedom and independence of their country, and suffering
Side 339 - country as a motive to settle there. He says: "In the ordinance of Congress for the government of the territory North-west of the Ohio, it is provided that, after said territory acquires a certain degree of population, it shall be divided into states. The Eastern state that is thus provided to be made is
Side 336 - a common property, subject to be parceled out by Congress into free, convenient, and independent governments, in such manner and at such times as the wisdom of that assembly shall direct.
Side 366 - shall in any manner whatever interfere with or affect private contracts or engagements bona fide and without fraud previously formed.
Side 151 - carry them home after having spent the flower of their days, and many of them, their patrimonies, in establishing the freedom and independence of their country, and suffering every thing that human nature is capable of enduring this side of death ; I repeat it, that when I consider these irritating circumstances, without one thing to soothe
Side 295 - it not worth while to say any thing further to Congress on the subject. This appeared to have the effect I wished. The Committee were mortified, and did not seem to know what to say, but still urged another attempt. I left them in this state, but afterward explained, my views to
Side 268 - /I delivered him my letters. After he had read them, he took me again by the hand, and, with the usual compliments, introduced me to the other gentlemen of the company, who were most of them members of the Convention. Here we entered into a free conversation, and spent our time most agreeably until it was dark./

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