Address, to His Constituents, Upon the Provisions of the New Constitution

White & Potter, 1853 - 20 páginas

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Página 9 - Government is instituted for the common good ; for the protection, safety, prosperity and happiness of the people ; and not for the profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men ; Therefore the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government ; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity and happiness require it.
Página 2 - Resolved, That the thanks of the Society be tendered to GEO. Ri£EK for his very able and highly interesting address, and that he be requested to furnish a copy of the same for publication.
Página 17 - ... it expedient that delegates should be chosen to meet in Convention for the purpose of revising or altering the Constitution of Government of this Commonwealth?
Página 7 - Legislature shall always have full power and authority, as may be judged needful for the advancement of learning, to grant any further powers to the President and Fellows of Harvard College, or to alter, limit, annul, or restrain, any of the powers now vested in them : provided, the obligation of contracts shall not be impaired...
Página 3 - keeping the word of promise to the ear, and breaking it to the hope...
Página 6 - An election for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, auditor of public accounts and attorney general shall be held on the Tuesday next after the first Monday of November...
Página 6 - Cainbridge ; and the General Court is instructed to provide means for the enlargement of the School Fund, until it shall amount to a sum not less than two millions of dollars. Although the Constitution has always asserted, in the strongest terms, the right of the people, at all times, to alter,, reform, or totally change, their frame of government, yet it has been contended by some, that the operation and effect of the specific provisions for amendments...
Página 44 - So when a raging fever burns, We shift from side to side, by turns; And 'tis a poor relief we gain, To change the place, but keep the pain.
Página 12 - At this moment, we were all alone with him; and it would have been the easiest thing in the world to have...
Página 10 - gratuitous provision" for the poor, is like the generosity of him, who With one hand puts A penny in the urn of poverty, And with the other takes a shilling- out." What the future may be, destiny alone will reveal ; but if the present state of the church and clergy in the two countries are conclusive arguments on the character and action of the respective governments, we tremble for Mr. Alison's model government. We believe the logic is unsound, applied in this...

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