Pamphlets. American History, Volumen7

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1848
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Página 6 - Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.
Página 3 - When such report is made and accepted it will, in my opinion, be the duty of the United States to resist by every means in its power as a wilful aggression upon its rights and interests the appropriation by Great Britain of any lands or the exercise of governmental jurisdiction over any territory which after investigation we have determined of right belongs to Venezuela.
Página 10 - In the discussions to which this interest has given rise, and in the arrangements by which they may terminate, the occasion has been judged proper for asserting, as a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved...
Página 2 - Perhaps the power of governing a territory belonging to the United States which has not, by becoming a State, acquired the means of self-government, may result necessarily from the fact that it is not within the jurisdiction of any particular State, and is within the power and jurisdiction of the United States. The right to govern may be the inevitable consequence of the right to acquire territory.
Página 23 - What were our lives without thee? What all our lives to save thee? We reck not what we gave thee ; We will not dare to doubt thee...
Página 11 - Island, which point lies in the parallel of 54 degrees 40 minutes north latitude, and between the 131st. and 133rd. degree of west longitude (meridian of Greenwich), the said line shall ascend to the North, along the channel called Portland Channel, as far as the point of the continent where it strikes the 56th. degree of north latitude...
Página 3 - We will show Mother Britain how little we care for her, by making a Massachusetts man our President, whom she has excluded from pardon by a public proclamation.
Página 2 - And if Congress itself cannot do this — if it is beyond the powers conferred on the Federal Government — it will be admitted, we presume, that it could not authorize a Territorial Government to exercise them. It could confer no power on any local government established by its authority, to violate the provisions of the Constitution.
Página 9 - Affairs, and that there shall be a principal officer therein, to be called the Secretary for the Department of Foreign Affairs,1 who shall perform and execute such duties as shall from time to time be enjoined on or entrusted to him by the President of the United States...

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