A Review of the Constitutions of the Principal States of Europe, and of the United States of America: Given Originally as Lectures, Volum 2


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Side 470 - tranfmitting every half year to the refpe&ive ftates an account of the fums of money fo borrowed or emitted ; to build and equip a navy; to agree upon the number of land forces, and to make requisitions from each ftate for its quota, in proportion to the number of white inhabitants in fuch ftate, which
Side 473 - reprefent in congrefs, to approve of, and to authorife us to ratify the faid articles of confederation and perpetual union : Know ye, that we, the underfigned delegates, by virtue of the power and authority to us given for that purpofe, do, by thefe prefents, in the name and behalf of our refpe&ive
Side 469 - fixing the ftandard of weights and meafures throughout the United States; regulating the trade and managing all affairs with the Indians, not members of any of the ftates, provided that the legiflative right of any ftate within its own limits be not infringed or violated
Side 473 - any alteration at any time hereafter be made in any of them, unlefs fuch alteration be agreed to in a congrefs of the United States, and be afterwards confirmed by the legiflatures of every ftate. And whereas it hath pleafed the Great Governor
Side 469 - alfo have the fole and exclusive right and power of regulating the alloy and value of coin ftruck by their own authority, or by that of the refpeftive ftates; fixing the ftandard of weights and meafures throughout the United
Side 469 - each ftate; and to appoint fuch other committees and civil officers as may be neceffary for managing the general affairs of the United States under their direction ; to appoint one of their number to prefide, provided that no perfon be allowed to ferve in the office of prefident more than one year in any term of three years ; to
Side 463 - fend any embaffy to, or receive any embaffy from, or enter into any conference, agreement, alliance, or treaty, with any king, prince, or ftate; nor (hall any perfon holding any office of profit or truft under the United
Side 515 - Every fubjeft of the commonwealth ought to find a certain remedy, by having recourfe to the laws for all injuries or wrongs which he may receive in his perfon, property, or character. He ought to obtain right and juftice freely, and without being obliged to
Side 472 - XI. Canada acceding to this confederation, and joining in the meafures of the United States, fhall be admitted into, and entitled to all the advantages of this union : but no other colony fhall be admitted
Side 471 - never engage in a war, nor grant letters of marque and reprifal in time of peace, nor enter into any treaties or alliances, nor coin money, nor regulate the value thereof, nor afcertain the fums and

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