A Narrative of a Tour of Observation: Made During the Summer of 1817

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S. A. Mitchell & H. Ames, Clark & Raser Printers, 1818 - 228 páginas

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Página 4 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Página ix - Other interests of high importance will claim attention, among which the improvement of our country by roads and canals, proceeding always with a constitutional sanction, holds a distinguished place. By thus facilitating the intercourse between the states, we shall add much to the convenience and comfort of our fellow-citizens ; much to the ornament of the country ; and, what is of greater importance, we shall shorten distances, and by making each part more accessible to and dependent on the other,...
Página viii - Naval Force, which it would comport, either with the principles of our Government, or the circumstances of The United States, to maintain. In such cases, recourse must be had to the great body of the People, and in a manner to produce the best effect. It is of the highest importance, therefore, that they be so organized and trained, as to be prepared for any emergency. The arrangement should be such, as to put at the command of the Government the ardent patriotism, and youthful vigor of the Country....
Página vii - States may again be involved in war, and it may in that event be the object of the adverse party to overset our government, to break our union and demolish us as a nation. Our distance from Europe, and the just, moderate and pacific policy of our government may form some security against these dangers, but they ought to be anticipated and guarded against.
Página vii - To put our extensive coast in such a state of defence as to secure our cities and interior from invasion, will be attended with expense, but the work when finished will be permanent, and it is fair to presume that a single campaign of invasion, by a naval force, superior to our own, aided by a few thousand land troops, would expose us to a greater expense...
Página xx - ... our commerce, and by smuggling. These establishments, if ever sanctioned by any authority whatever, which is not believed, have abused their trust and forfeited all claim to consideration.
Página xxii - ... five hundred thousand dollars. " The annual permanent expenditure for the support of the civil government, and of the army and navy, as now established by law, amounts to...
Página xxiv - Michigan Territory, and of the State of Indiana. From the Cherokee Tribe a tract has been purchased in the State of Georgia, and an arrangement made, by which, in exchange for Lands beyond the Mississippi, a great part, if not the whole of the land belonging to that Tribe, eastward of that river, in the States of North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee, and in the Alabama Territory, will soon be acquired.
Página xxxi - To dispense with taxes, when it may be done with perfect safety, is equally the duty of their representatives. In this instance we have the satisfaction to know that they were imposed when the demand was imperious, and have been sustained with exemplary fidelity. I have to add, that however gratifying it may be to me, regarding the prosperous and happy condition of our country, to recommend the repeal of these...
Página vi - Had the people of the United States been educated in different principles, had they been less intelligent, less independent, or less virtuous, can it be believed that we should have maintained the same steady and consistent career or been blessed with the same success?

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