Speeches, Congressional and Political, and Other Writings, of Ex-Governor Aaron V. Brown, of Tennessee

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J. L. Marling, 1854 - 606 páginas
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Página 293 - ... the greatest interest of every true American, the Consolidation of our Union in which is involved our prosperity, felicity, safety, perhaps our National existence. This important consideration seriously and deeply impressed on our minds, led each State in the Convention to be less rigid, on points of inferior magnitude than might have been otherwise expected...
Página 144 - ... to the vessels, citizens, and subjects of the two Powers: it being well understood that this agreement is not to be construed...
Página 578 - Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man came not to destroy men's lives, but to save them.
Página 580 - Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses : but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die.
Página 306 - Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O UNION, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate! We know what Master laid thy keel, What Workmen wrought thy ribs of steel, Who made each mast, and sail, and rope, What anvils rang, what hammers beat, In what a forge, and what a heat Were shaped the anchors of thy hope!
Página 365 - That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness.
Página 121 - That in every case where a State is entitled to more than one Representative, the number to which each State shall be entitled under this apportionment shall be elected by districts composed of contiguous territory equal in number to the number of Representatives to which said State may be entitled, no one district electing more than one Representative.
Página 253 - For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I Unto you.
Página 135 - ... to exert all their influence, and use all reasonable and legal methods to obtain a ratification of the said alterations and provisions in such manner as is provided in the said article.
Página 17 - It would have been to me a circumstance of great relief, had I found a moderate participation of office in the hands of the majority. I would gladly have left to time and accident to raise them to their just share. But their total exclusion calls for prompter corrections. I shall correct the procedure ; but that done, return with joy to that state of things, when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ? I tender you the...

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