Cobbett's Political Register, Volum 37

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William Cobbett
William Cobbett, 1820
 

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Side 573 - Majesty's feelings, disappointing to the hopes of Parliament, derogatory from the dignity of the Crown, and injurious to the best interests of the empire.
Side 1607 - ... at a rate of interest not exceeding five per centum per annum. It is proper to add, that there is now due to the treasury, for the sale of public lands, twenty-two millions nine hundred and ninety-six thousand five hundred and forty-five dollars.
Side 1607 - ... are becoming due at a period of great depression. It is presumed that some plan may be devised, by the wisdom of Congress, compatible with the public interest, which would afford great relief to these purchasers. Considerable progress has been made, during the present season, in examining the coast and its various bays and other inlets ; in the collection of materials, and in the construction of fortifications for the defence of the Union, at several of the positions at which it has been decided...
Side 613 - one half of the world does not know how the other half lives.
Side 1609 - Narrows, in the harbor of New York, will be finished this year. The works at Boston, New York, Baltimore, Norfolk, Charleston, and Niagara have been in part repaired, and the coast of North Carolina, extending south to Cape Fear, has been examined, as have likewise other parts of the coast eastward of Boston. Great exertions have been made to push forward these works with the utmost...
Side 1601 - ... of the United States heretofore given. By letters from the minister of the United States to the Secretary of State it appears that a communication in conformity with his instructions had been made to the Government of Spain, and that the Cortes had the subject under consideration. The result of the deliberations of that body, which is daily expected, will be made known to Congress as soon as it is received. The friendly sentiment which was expressed on the part of the United States in the message...
Side 801 - In a land of liberty it is extremely dangerous to make a distinct order of the profession of arms. In absolute monarchies this is necessary for the safety of the prince, and arises from the main principle of their constitution, which is that of governing by fear : but in free states the profession of a soldier, taken singly and merely as a profession, is justly an object of jealousy.
Side 1605 - In looking to the interior concerns of our country, you will, I am persuaded, derive much satisfaction from a view of the several objects to which, in the discharge of your official duties, your attention will be drawn. Among these, none holds a more important place than the public revenue, from the direct operation of the power by which it is raised on the people, and by its influence in giving effect to every other power of the government.
Side 1597 - We trace them to the peculiar character of the epoch in which we live, and to the extraordinary occurrences which have signalized it. The convulsions with which several of the powers of Europe have been shaken, and the long and destructive...
Side 321 - The poisoned bowl and the poignard are means more manly than perjured witnesses and partial tribunals ; and they are less cruel, inasmuch as life is less valuable than honour. If my life would have satisfied Your Majesty, you should have had it on the sole condition of giving me a place in the same tomb with my THE NATION IS MOVED.

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