Speeches in the Second and Third Sessions of the Thirty-seventh Congress, and in the Vacation

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Page 100 - That the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively...
Page 173 - Every subject has a right to be secure from all unreasonable searches, and seizures, of his person, his houses, his papers, and all his possessions. All warrants, therefore, are contrary to this right, if the cause or foundation of them be not previously supported by oath or affirmation...
Page 17 - The modern usage of nations, which has become law," — mark the words, Mr. Speaker, — " the modern usage of nations, which has become law,"— — " would be violated ; that sense of justice and of right, which is acknowledged and felt by the whole civilized world, would be outraged, — if private property should be generally confiscated, and private rights annulled.
Page 173 - Every subject of the Commonwealth ought to find a certain remedy, by having recourse to the laws, for all injuries or wrongs which he may receive in his person, property or character. He ought to obtain right and justice freely, and without being obliged to purchase it; completely, and without any denial; promptly, and without delay ; conformably to the laws.
Page 169 - ... and condemnation of such offenders, and them to cause to be executed and put to death according to the law martial.
Page 173 - THE power of suspending the laws, or the execution of the laws, ought never to be exercised but by the legislature, or by authority derived from it, to be exercised in such particular cases only as the legislature shall expressly provide for.
Page 171 - No man's life shall be taken away; no man's honor or good name shall be stained ; no man's person...
Page 103 - We have been assured, sir, in the sacred writings, that 'except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain who build it.

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