The History of Political Parties in the State of New-York: From the Ratification of the Federal Constitution to December, 1840...

C. Van Benthuysen, 1842

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Página 21 - Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby established, and for the registration of voters; which registration shall be completed at least ten days before each election.
Página 320 - To the House of Representatives of the United States: Having considered the bill this day presented to me entitled "An act to set apart and pledge certain funds for internal improvements," and which sets apart and pledges funds ' ' for constructing roads and canals, and improving the navigation of water courses, in order to facilitate, promote, and give security to internal commerce among the several States, and to render more easy and less expensive the means and provisions for the common defense...
Página 444 - Resolved, That the President, in the late Executive proceedings in relation to the public revenue, has assumed upon himself authority and power not conferred by the Constitution and laws, but in derogation of both.
Página 151 - ... expedient to pass the bill from the assembly, or any other bill changing the present mode of appointing electors of president and vice-president of the United States; or, at least until the efforts which are now seriously making in congress to establish a uniform rule of appointment, by an amendment of the constitution of the United States> by which the people can elect by districts, have either terminated in the adoption or rejection of such amendment by that body.
Página 267 - The triumph of his talents and patriotism, cannot fail to become monuments of high and enduring fame. We cannot, indeed, but remember, that in our public career, collisions of opinion and action, at once extensive, earnest, and enduring, have arisen between the deceased and many of us. For myself, sir, it gives me a deep-felt, though melancholy satisfaction, to know, and more so, to be conscious, that the deceased also felt and acknowledged, that our political differences have been wholly free from...
Página 321 - A restriction of the power • to provide for the common defence and general welfare,' to cases which are to be provided for by the expenditure of money, would still leave within the legislative power of congress, all the great and most important measures of government; money being the ordinary and necessary means of carrying them into execution.
Página 351 - That it is the sentiment of this Legislature, that the charter of the Bank of the United States ought not to be renewed ; and that our senators in Congress be instructed, and our representatives respectfully requested, to vote against such renewal.
Página 319 - In a very few years the national debt will be paid nil, and as but a small portion of the revenue will be consumed in conducting the affairs of the Union, within the constitutional limits, and as there are prudential reasons for continuing the duties to a certain extent, there can be no valid objection to the distribution of the surplus revenue among the states, to be disposed of at their discretion. If constitutional obstacles exist against the measure, they may be removed by constitutional means.
Página 321 - States in the mode provided in the bill can not confer the power. The only cases in which the consent and cession of particular States can extend the power of Congress are those specified and provided for in the Constitution.
Página 39 - Large manufacturing and mechanical establishments, can act in an instant with the unity and efficacy of disciplined troops. It is against such combinations, among others, that I think we ought to give to the freeholders, or those who have interest in land, one branch of the legislature for their asylum and their comfort. Universal suffrage once granted, is granted forever, and never can be recalled. There is no retrograde step in the rear of democracy.

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