Speech of the Hon. Daniel Webster, on the Subject of Slavery: Deliverd in the United States Senate, on Thursday, March 7, 1850

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Redding, 1894 - 39 Seiten

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Seite 15 - Texas, and having sufficient population, may hereafter, by the consent of said State; be formed out of the territory thereof, which shall be entitled to admission, under the provisions of the Federal Constitution. And such States as may be formed out of that portion of said territory lying south of...
Seite 51 - Britannia needs no bulwarks, No towers along the steep ; Her march is o'er the mountain wave, Her home is on the deep.
Seite 7 - On this question of principle, while actual suffering was yet afar off, they raised their flag against a power, to which for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared: a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts; whose morning drum -beat, following the sun and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Seite 41 - States, to devise such further provisions as shall appear to them necessary to render the constitution of the federal government adequate to the exigencies of the union...
Seite 7 - Rome, in the height of her glory, is not to be compared, — a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe .with her possessions and military posts, •whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth daily with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.
Seite 58 - Let us, then, bind the republic together with a perfect system of roads and canals.
Seite 20 - He is a rash man indeed, and little conversant with human nature, and especially has he a very erroneous estimate of the character of the people of this country, who supposes that a feeling of this kind is to be trifled with or despised. It will assuredly cause itself to be respected.
Seite 28 - Then, sir, there are these abolition societies, of which I am unwilling to speak, but in regard to which I have very clear notions and opinions. I do not think them useful. I think their operations for the last twenty years have produced nothing good or valuable.
Seite 36 - be required and directed to adopt such measures as he may deem necessary to cause, as soon as may be, all duties, taxes, debts, or sums of money accruing or becoming payable to the United States to be collected and paid in the legal currency of the United States...
Seite 32 - Where is the flag of the Republic to remain ? Where is the eagle still to tower ? or is he to cower, and shrink and fall to the ground...

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