The Congressional Globe, Part 1

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Page 6 - I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I have never voluntarily borne arms against the United States since I have been a citizen thereof; that I have voluntarily given no aid, countenance, counsel, or encouragement to persons engaged in armed hostility thereto; that I have neither sought nor accepted nor attempted to exercise the functions of any office whatever, under any authority or pretended authority in hostility to the United States...
Page 108 - The question with me is, not whether you have a right to render your people miserable ; but whether it is / not your interest to make them happy. It is not, what a lawyer tells me I may do ; but what humanity, reason, and justice, tell me I ought to do.
Page 108 - I may do, but what humanity, reason and justice tell me I ought to do. Is a politic act the worse for being a generous one? Is no concession proper but that which is made from your want of right to keep what you grant? Or does it lessen the grace or dignity of relaxing in the exercise of an odious claim, because you have your evidence-room full of titles and your magazines stuffed with arms to enforce them? What signify all those titles and all those arms?
Page 128 - The amendment was agreed to. The Bill was reported to the Senate as amended, and the amendment was concurred in. The Bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third time, and passed.
Page 126 - There being no objection, the Senate, as in Committee of the Whole, proceeded to consider the joint resolution. The joint resolution was reported to the Senate without amendment, ordered to a third reading, read the third time, and passed.
Page 155 - Forces, and has been, or may be hereafter, honorably discharged, shall be admitted to become a citizen of the United States, upon his petition, without any previous declaration of his intention to become such...
Page 138 - ... upon the premises of another, with intent to violate any provision of this act, or to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any citizen with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise and enjoyment of any right or privilege granted or secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having exercised the same...
Page 142 - I would suggest that, upon reflection, it seems to me that committee had better be seven on the part of the Senate, and nine on the part of the House, and I say seven on the part of the Senate because we now have a committee of seven, and I think it would be better to continue those same gentlemen. I suggest it, and perhaps the Senator from Rhode Island will agree to it.
Page 116 - ... tells me I may do, but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. Is a politic act the worse for being a generous one? Is no concession proper but that which is made from your want of right to keep what you grant ? Or does it lessen the grace or dignity of relaxing in the exercise of an odious claim, because you have your evidence-room full of titles, and your magazines stuffed with arms to enforce them?
Page 156 - The previous question was seconded and the main question ordered; and under the operation thereof the bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time; and being engrossed, it was accordingly read the third time, and passed.

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