The Life and Speeches of the Hon. Henry Clay ...

R. P. Bixby & Company, 1843

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Seite 274 - Lawrence, and at all other places in the sea where the inhabitants of both countries used at any time heretofore to fish. And also that the inhabitants of the United States shall have liberty to take fish of every kind on such part of the coast of Newfoundland as British fishermen shall use (but not to dry or cure the same on that island) and also on the coasts, bays, and creeks of all other of His Britannic Majesty's dominions in America...
Seite 274 - Labrador, so long as the same shall remain unsettled ; but so soon as the same or either of them shall be settled, it shall not be lawful for the said fishermen to dry or cure fish at such...
Seite 577 - 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 homage of my high respect.
Seite 118 - House, respectively, whether it be expedient or not to make provision for the admission of Missouri into the Union on the same footing as the original states, and for the due execution of the laws of the United States within Missouri; and if not, whether any other, and what, provision adapted to her actual condition ought to be made by law.
Seite 404 - His Catholic Majesty cedes to the United States, in full property and sovereignty, all the territories which belong to him, situated to the eastward of the Mississippi, known by the name of East and West Florida.
Seite 234 - Farewell the tranquil mind ! farewell content ! Farewell the plumed troop, and the big wars, That make ambition virtue ! O, farewell! Farewell the neighing steed, and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner; and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war ! And O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The .immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell ! Othello's occupation's gone ! logo.
Seite 73 - An honorable peace is attainable only by an efficient war. My plan would be to call out the ample resources of the country, give them a judicious direction. prosecute the war with the utmost vigor, strike wherever we can reach the enemy, at sea or on land, and negotiate the terms of a peace at Quebec or at Halifax. We are told that England is a proud and lofty nation, which disdaining to wait for danger, meets it half way. Haughty as she is, we once triumphed over her. and, if we do not listen to...
Seite 174 - President's opinion, and by appointing his successor to effect such removal, which has been done, the President has assumed the exercise of a power over the treasury of the United States not granted to him by the constitution and laws, and dangerous to the liberties of the people.
Seite 306 - Congress power to provide for calling out the militia to execute the laws of the Union, to suppress insurrections, and to repel invasions ; and in no other cases.
Seite 432 - Our institutions now make us free ; but how long shall we continue so if we mould our opinions on those of Europe ? Let us break these commercial and political fetters ; let us no longer watch the nod of any European politician; let us become real and true Americans, and place ourselves at the head of the American system.

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