The Science of Government in Connection with American Institutions

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Sheldon & Company, 1869 - United States - 295 pages

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Page 255 - New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union ; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other State ; nor any State be formed by the junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the consent of the legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.
Page 255 - ... 2. A person charged in any state with treason, felony, or other crime, who shall flee from justice, and be found in another state, shall, on demand of the executive authority of the state from which he fled, be delivered up, to be removed to the state having jurisdiction of the crime.
Page 65 - I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, THAT GOD GOVERNS IN THE AFFAIRS OF MEN. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid ? "We have been assured, sir, in the sacred writings, that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.
Page 248 - Person. (2.) The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it. (3.) No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed. (4.) No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or ^Enumeration hereinbefore directed to be taken.
Page 247 - To exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of congress, become the seat of government of the United States...
Page 47 - Regulating the trade and managing all affairs with the Indians, not members of any of the States ; provided that the legislative right of any State, within its own limits, be not infringed or violated...
Page 248 - State be obliged to enter, clear, or pay duties in another. 7. No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time. 8. No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States; and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title,...
Page 243 - Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
Page 246 - States; 3 To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes; 4 To establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States; 5 To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures; 6 To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States...
Page 55 - States, to devise such further provisions as shall appear to them necessary to render the constitution of the federal government adequate to the exigencies of the Union; and to report such an act for that purpose to the United States in Congress assembled, as, when agreed to by them, and afterwards confirmed by the legislatures of every state, will effectually provide for the same.

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