Three Years in North America, Volum 2

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R. Cadell, 1833 - 544 sider
 

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Side 139 - The day that France takes possession of New Orleans fixes the sentence which is to restrain her for ever within her low water mark. It seals the union of two nations, who, in conjunction, can maintain exclusive possession of the ocean. From that moment we must marry ourselves to the British fleet and nation,
Side 19 - laws made neither by themselves nor by any authority derived from them, and are slaves. " Because, It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late revolution. The free
Side 105 - From scenes like these, old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her lov'd at home, revcr'd abroad : Princes and lords are but the breath of kings,— * An honest man's the noble work of God.'
Side 69 - in darkness,—doubtless a God of justice will awaken to their distress, and, by diffusing light and liberality among their oppressors, or at length, by his exterminating thunder, manifest his attention to the things of this world, and that they are not left to the guidance of a blind fatality.
Side 19 - Because, The bill violates that equality which ought to be the basis of every law, and which is more indispensable in proportion as the validity or expediency of any law is more liable to be impeached. If ' all men are by nature equally free and independent,' all men are to be considered as entering into society on equal
Side 17 - the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia, a Memorial and Remonstrance. " We, the subscribers, citizens of the said commonwealth, having taken into serious consideration a bill printed by order of the last session of the General Assembly, entitled, ' A bill establishing a provision for teachers of the Christian
Side 25 - every obstacle to the victorious progress of truth, the bill, with an ignoble and unchristian timidity, would circumscribe it with a wall of defence against the encroachments of error. " Because, Attempts to enforce by legal sanctions, acts obnoxious to so great a portion of citizens,
Side 168 - no reason to complain of insufficient pastors, for I saw not one in the islands whom I had reason to think either deficient in learning or irregular in life, but found several with whom I could not converse without wishing, as my respect increased, that they had not been Presbyterians.
Side 141 - I renounce Louisiana. It is not only New Orleans that I will cede, it is the whole colony without any reservation. I direct you to negotiate this affair with the envoys of the United States.
Side 141 - I require a great deal of money for this war, and I would not like to commence it with new contributions. If I should regulate my terms according to the value of these vast regions to the United States, the indemnity would have no limits. I

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