History of United States

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Ivison & Phinney, 1855
 

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Page 359 - From this method of interpreting laws by the reason of them, arises what we call equity, which is thus defined by Grotius : "the correction of that wherein the law (by reason of its universality) is deficient.
Page 362 - Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States ; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to prejudice any claims of the United States, or of any particular State. SECTION IV. — The United States shall guarantee to every State in...
Page 306 - Kansas ; and when admitted as a State or States, the said Territory, or any portion of the same, shall be received into the Union with or without slavery, as their Constitution may prescribe at the time of their admission...
Page 261 - ... for the preservation of his health. His exterior created in the beholder the idea of strength, united with manly gracefulness. His manners were rather reserved than free, though they partook nothing of that dryness and sternness which accompany reserve when carried to an extreme ; and on all proper occasions he could relax sufficiently to show how highly he was gratified by the charms of conversation, and the pleasures of society. His person and...
Page 346 - Each house shall be the judge of the election,, returns, and qualifications of its own members...
Page 133 - on the broad pathway of good faith and good will ; no advantage shall be taken on either side, but all shall be openness and love.
Page 341 - Constitution of the United States of America PREAMBLE WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic...
Page 162 - Treason, treason!" echoed from every part of the house. Henry faltered not for an instant, but, taking a loftier attitude, and fixing on the speaker an eye of fire, he added " may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it...
Page 57 - August, 1619, five years after the commons of France had petitioned for the emancipation of every serf in every fief, a Dutch man-of-war entered James river and landed twenty negroes for sale.

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