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Page 496 - And whenever any of the said states shall have sixty thousand free inhabitants therein, such state shall be admitted, by its delegates, into the Congress of the United States, on an equal footing with the original states, in all respects whatever, and shall be at liberty to form a permanent constitution and state government...
Page 512 - ... shall be considered as a common fund for the use and benefit of such of the United States as have become, or shall become members of the confederation or federal alliance of the said states, Virginia inclusive, according to their usual respective proportions in the general charge and expenditure, and shall be faithfully and bona fide disposed of for that purpose, and for no other use or purpose whatsoever.
Page 362 - Convention had adopted the clauses, no state shall "emit bills of credit," or "make any thing but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts,
Page 505 - States, shall never interfere with the primary disposal of the soil by the United States in Congress assembled...
Page 496 - September last, shall be disposed of for the common benefit of the United States and be settled and formed into distinct republican States, which shall become members of the Federal Union and have the same rights of sovereignty, freedom and independence as the other States...
Page 122 - I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my country can inspire, since there is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity...
Page 512 - Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be instructed and our Representatives requested to use their influence to...
Page 427 - The interrogatory was answered by both individuals in the negative. On motion, a committee of one from the senate, and two from the house, was appointed for the purpose of drafting questions to be put to the Farmers' and Mechanics' bank. The committee named, was Mr. Edmunds, on the part of the senate, and Messrs. Turner and Brown, on the part of the house. After which, the committee adjourned, to meet at the Farmers' and Mechanics' bank, at 6i o'clock, on Tuesday, 4th instant.
Page 178 - Your committee would therefore report adverse to the prayer of said petitioners, and respectfully ask to be discharged from the further consideration of the subject. All which is respectfully submitted.