The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States, Volume 2

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Page 1707 - That a well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural and safe defence of a free State; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.
Page 1993 - The migration or importation of such persons as any of the states now existing shall think proper to admit shall not be prohibited by Congress prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight; but a tax or duty may be imposed on such importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each person.
Page 1873 - Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be laid before this House, such information...
Page 1793 - President makes public proclamation of the event, all natives, citizens, denizens, or subjects of the hostile nation or government, being males of the age of fourteen years and upward, who shall be within the United States, and not actually naturalized, shall be liable to be apprehended, restrained, secured, and removed, as alien enemies.
Page 1701 - States, and for introducing among them the habits and arts of civilization, the president of the United States shall be, and he is hereby authorized...
Page 1425 - The said resolution was read, and ordered to lie on the table. The SPEAKER laid before the House...
Page 1775 - An act to establish an uniform rule of naturalization; and to repeal the act heretofore passed on that subject...
Page 1631 - in the event of a declaration of war against the United States, or of actual invasion of their territory by a foreign power, or of imminent danger of such invasion discovered in his opinion to exist, before the next session of Congress...
Page 1243 - March, 1822, that the American provinces of Spain which have declared their independence, and are in the enjoyment of it, ought to be recognized bit the United States as independent nations.
Page 1707 - That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates are their trustees and servants, and at all times amenable to them.

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