Reports Of The Select Committee Of Five,


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Seite 13 - Things therein contained: and we do further solemnly plight and engage the Faith of our respective Constituents, that they shall abide by the Determinations of the United States in Congress assembled, on all Questions which by the said Confederation are submitted to them: and that the Articles thereof shall be inviolably observed by the States we respectively represent, and that the Union shall be perpetual.
Seite 1 - The Ordinance is founded not on the indefeasible right of resisting acts which are plainly unconstitutional and too oppressive to be endured; but on the strange position that any one State may not only declare an act of Congress void...
Seite 4 - ... by the master, or other person having the charge or command of such vessel, so to do.
Seite 12 - Constitution, are briefly stated to be six in number, as follow : — (1.) To form a more perfect union. (2.) To establish justice. (3.) To insure domestic tranquillity. (4.) To provide for the common defence.
Seite 4 - An act further to provide for the collection of duties on imports, and for other purposes...
Seite 4 - ... Whereas it is further provided that the said act "shall not be in force until after the assent of the people of the county and town of Alexandria shall be given to it in the mode therein provided," and, if a majority of the votes should be in favor of accepting the provisions of the said act, it shall be the duty of the President to make proclamation of the fact; and Whereas on the 17th day of August, 1846, after the close of the late session of the Congress of the United States, I duly appointed...
Seite 1 - ... the supreme law of the land, however they may be regarded as the proper exercise of an indefeasible right of " resisting acts which are plainly unconstitutional and too oppressive to be endured.
Seite 2 - States. States which profess to have seceded from the Federal Union, by their separate State action, cannot, in my opinion, be rightfully so considered; and. therefore, a just conception of the constitutional authority of Congress combines with other and, if possible, higher and more commanding motives to prescribe other measures than aggressive and coercive wars to remedy the grave inconveniences, perils, and evils of such secession.
Seite 4 - Whitestown, at their last annual town- meeting, did vote to raise by tax, on said town, the sum of five hundred dollars, in addition to the sum of...

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