The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans: With Biographical Sketches, in Four Volumes

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Page 9 - States as the basis of their peace and happiness; to support the Constitution, which is the cement of the Union, as well in its limitations as in its authorities; to respect the rights and authorities reserved to the States and to the people as equally incorporated with and essential to the success of the general system...
Page 3 - Shall the main question be now put?" — -and until it is decided shall preclude all amendments or debate. When, on taking the previous question, the Board shall decide that the main question shall not now be put, the main question shall be considered as still remaining under debate. The...
Page 24 - This House will bear witness to his piety ; This Town, his birthplace, to his munificence ; History to his patriotism; Posterity to the depth and compass of his mind. At his side Sleeps, till the trump shall sound, ABIGAIL, His beloved and only wife, Daughter of William and Elizabeth (Quincy) Smith ; In every relation of life a pattern Of filial, conjugal, maternal, and social virtue. Born November — , 1744, Deceased 28 October, 1818, Aged 74.
Page 9 - MA.Y IT PLEASE YOUR HONORS, AND YOU, GENTLEMEN OF THE JURY: I am for the prisoners at the bar, and shall apologize for it only in the words of the Marquis Beccaria: "If I can but be the instrument of preserving one life, his blessings and tears of transport shall be a sufficient consolation to me for the contempt of all mankind.
Page 2 - I trust I have long since made MY PEACE WITH THE KING OF KINGS. No personal consideration shall induce me to abandon the righteous cause of my country. Tell Governor Gage, IT is THE ADVICE OF SAMUEL ADAMS TO HIM no longer to insult the feelings of an exasperated people.
Page 5 - I am deeply sensible to the circumstances under which it has been given. All my predecessors in the high station, to which the favor of the House now calls me, have been honored with majorities of the electoral voices in their primary colleges. It has been my fortune to be placed, by the divisions of sentiment prevailing among our countrymen on this occasion, in competition, friendly...
Page 8 - The Mississippi and Missouri will see them succeed one another, and multiply, truly worthy of the regard of Providence, in the bosom of equality, under just laws, freed from the errors of superstition and the scourges of bad government.
Page 4 - I will not say, if the enemy attempt to carry our lines by storm, that we shall be able to resist them successfully; but I am convinced that we shall so cripple the army before us that although we may not ' live to enjoy the benefits ourselves, yet to the United States they will prove incalculably great. Considerations of self are out of the question; they cannot influence any member of this council. My voice is for rejecting all terms of capitulation, and for continuing hostilities to the last extremity.
Page 2 - He also observed, that it was the advice of Governor Gage to him, not to incur the further displeasure of his Majesty ; that his conduct had been such as made him liable to the penalties of an act of Henry VIII. by which persons could be sent to England for trial...

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