Political and Official Papers

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G. P. Putnam & Sons, 1872 - 614 páginas
 

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Página 476 - ... to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered, defend and be defended, in courts of record, or any other place whatsoever...
Página 481 - ... as shall be requisite for its immediate accommodation in relation to the convenient transacting of its business, and such as shall have been bona fide mortgaged to it by way of security, or conveyed to it in satisfaction of debts previously contracted in the course of its dealings, or purchased at sales, upon judgments which shall have been obtained for such debts.
Página 494 - The original act of incorporation, section 21 , enacts " that no other Bank shall be established by any future law of the United States during the continuance of the corporation hereby created, for which the faith of the United States is hereby pledged...
Página 565 - Be this as it may, in every free and deliberating society, there must, from the nature of man, be opposite parties, and violent dissensions and discords; and one of these, for the most part, must prevail over the other for a longer or shorter time. Perhaps this party division is necessary to induce each to watch and delate to the people the proceedings of the other.
Página 168 - public corporations are generally esteemed such as exist for public political purposes only, such as towns, cities, parishes and counties ; and in many respects they are so, although they involve some private interests ; but, strictly speaking, public corporations are such only as are founded by the government for public purposes, where the whole interest belongs also to the government.
Página 565 - If we reduce our Union to Virginia and North Carolina, immediately the conflict will be established between the representatives of these two States, and they will end by breaking into their simple units.
Página 487 - The officer at the head of the treasury department of the United States shall be furnished, from time to time, as often as he may require, not exceeding once a week, with statements of the amount of the capital stock of the said corporation and of the debts due to the same; of the moneys deposited therein; of the notes in circulation, and of the...
Página 476 - States," and shall so continue until the third day of March, in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty-six, and by that name shall be, and are hereby, made able and capable, in law, to have, purchase, receive, possess, enjoy, and retain, to them and their successors, lands, rents, tenements, hereditaments, goods, chattels and effects, of...
Página 178 - That government can scarcely be deemed to be free, where the rights of property are left solely dependent upon the will of a legislative body, without any restraint. The fundamental maxims of a free government seem to require, that the rights of personal liberty and private property should be held sacred.
Página 482 - In case of excess, the directors under whose administration it shall happen shall be liable for the same, in their natural and private capacities ; and an action of debt may, in such case, be brought against them, or any of them, their...

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