Personnel of the Convention of 1861, Issues 1-3

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University Press, 1900 - North Carolina - 144 pages

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Page 50 - 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 16 - I am compelled to declare it as my deliberate opinion that if this bill passes, the bonds of this Union are virtually dissolved; that the States which compose it are free from their moral obligations, and that as it will be the right of all, so it will be the duty of some, to prepare definitely for a separation, amicably if they can, violently if they must.
Page 83 - Dear Sir, — I have the pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 5th instant, (by a curious coincidence dated on my birthday.) " All that I and my wife know of the facts of Spiritualism is contained in my essay on 'Apparitions;' and my wife's book entitled
Page 50 - ... and declares only that the powers "not delegated to the United States, nor prohibited to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people.
Page 49 - When brought together in society, all are perfectly equal, whether foreign or domestic, titled or untitled, in or out of office.
Page 29 - that no person shall be sold as a slave by virtue of this act." The vote was 60 to 60, and Macon, by his casting vote, threw out the amendment. In a brief speech he strongly urged the passage of the bill as it stood. He considered it simply a commercial question, and beyond that Congress had absolutely no authority in the matter. The law of nations had nothing to do with it. Our pow•Peter Early.
Page 44 - He was a member of the Lower House of the General Assembly of his state in the session of 1883.
Page 4 - It cannot be doubted, and is not denied, that, before the formation of the constitution, each State was an independent sovereignty, possessing all the rights and powers appertaining to independent nations; nor can it be denied that, after the constitution was formed, they remained equally sovereign and independent, as to all powers not expressly delegated to the Federal Government.
Page 47 - Resolved, That Congress has power, under the Constitution, to appropriate money for the construction of post roads, military and other roads, and of canals, and for the improvement of watercourses.
Page 51 - Congress shall have power to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures." In the Legal Tender cases, 12 Wallace, 457 the Supreme Court of the United States answered Mr. Macon's question in the affirmative. (4)In 1795 four land companies bribed the members of the Georgia Legislature, except Robert Watkins, to grant to them 35,000,000 acres for $500,000, ie 70 acres for $1. The next year a new legislature unanimously passed a repealing...

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