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

C. Van Benthuysen, 1844

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Página 316 - ... can not include a power to construct roads and canals and to improve the navigation of water courses in order to facilitate, promote and secure such a commerce without a latitude of construction departing from the ordinary import of the terms strengthened by the known inconveniences which doubtless led to the grant of this remedial power to Congress. "To refer the power in question to the clause 'to provide for the common defence and general welfare...
Página 27 - 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 486 - No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another: and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him...
Página 155 - 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 269 - 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 201 - The secretary of state, comptroller, treasurer, attorneygeneral, surveyor-general, and commissary-general, shall be appointed as follows : The Senate and Assembly shall each openly nominate one person for the said offices respectively : after which they shall meet together, and if they shall agree in their nominations, the person so nominated shall be appointed to the office for which he shall be nominated.
Página 317 - 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 347 - 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 438 - 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 317 - Such a view of the Constitution finally would have the effect of excluding the judicial authority of the United States from its participation in guarding the boundary between the legislative powers of the general and state governments; inasmuch as questions relating to the general welfare being questions of policy and expediency are unsusceptible of judicial cognizance and decision. A restriction of the power "to provide for the common defence and general welfare...

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