Journal: 1st-13th Congress. Repr. . 14th Congress, 1st Session-50th Congress, 1st Session, Volume 1

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Page 93 - Resolved, That the Committee on Public Lands be instructed to inquire and report the quantity of public lands remaining unsold within each state and territory, and whether it be expedient to limit, for a certain period, the sales of the public lands...
Page 20 - The charter of the Bank of the United States expires in 1836, and its stockholders will most probably apply for a renewal of their privileges. In order to avoid the evils resulting from precipitancy in a measure involving such important principles, and such deep pecuniary interests, I feel that I cannot, in justice to the parties interested, too soon present it to the deliberate consideration of the Legislature and the People.
Page 244 - An act to provide for an exchange of lands, with the Indians residing in any of the States or Territories, and for their removal west of the Mississippi...
Page 20 - Under these circumstances, if such an institution is deemed essential to the fiscal operations of the Government, I submit to the wisdom of the Legislature whether a national one, founded upon the credit of the Government and its revenues, might not be devised, which would avoid all constitutional difficulties ; and, at the same time, secure all the advantages to the Government and country that were expected to result from the present Bank.
Page 119 - An act more effectually to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform militia throughout the United States " which act is in the words following vizt.
Page 10 - The general rule to be applied in graduating the duties upon articles of foreign growth or manufacture, is that which will place our own in fair competition with those of other countries ; and the inducements to advance even a step beyond this point, are controlling in regard to those articles which are of primary necessity in time of war.
Page 9 - The duties of all public officers are, or at least admit of being made, so plain and simple that men of intelligence may readily qualify themselves for their performance...
Page 20 - Both the constitutionality and the expediency of the law creating this bank are well questioned by a large portion of our fellow citizens; and it must be admitted by all, that it has failed in the great end of establishing a uniform and sound currency.
Page 201 - An Act to provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States, in the Revolutionary war...
Page 14 - ... now be deemed a guide to the Executive in making the proper appointment. An explanatory act, designating the class of officers out of which this grade is to be filled — whether from the military list, as existing prior to the act of 1821, or from it, as it has been fixed by that act — would remove this difficulty.

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