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Page 209 - No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, . . . enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, . . .
Page 664 - But the object and end of all government is to promote the happiness and prosperity of the community by which it is established ; and it can never be assumed that the government intended to diminish its power of accomplishing the end for which it was created.
Page 133 - The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people: and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the state.
Page 424 - ... that its abandonment ought not to be presumed in a case in which the deliberate purpose of the State to abandon it does not appear.
Page 560 - Wheely and others, the court say, "the canal having been made under an Act of Parliament, the rights of the plaintiffs are derived entirely from that Act. This, like many other cases, is a bargain between a company of adventurers and the public, the terms of which are expressed in the statute ; and the rule of construction, in all such cases, is now fully established to be this ; that any ambiguity in the terms of the contract must operate against the adventurers, and in favor of the public, and...
Page 78 - ... any negro or mulatto not held to service by the laws of either of the States or Territories of the United States...
Page 318 - no State shall coin money, emit bills of credit, or make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.
Page 397 - And be it further enacted, That the laws in force in the said Territory, at the commencement of this act, and not inconsistent with the provisions thereof, shall continue in force, until altered, modified, or repealed by the Legislature.
Page 456 - There are certain vital principles in our free, republican governments, which will determine and overrule an apparent and flagrant abuse of legislative power ; as , to authorize manifest injustice by positive law ; or, to take away that security for personal liberty, or private property, for the protection whereof the government was established.
Page 424 - The continued existence of a government would be of no great value if, by implications and presumptions, it was disarmed of the powers necessary to accomplish the ends of its creation, and the functions it was designed to perform, transferred to the hands of privileged corporations.