A Brief Treatise Upon Constitutional and Party Questions: And the History of Political Parties, as I Received it Orally from the Late Senator Stephen A. Douglas
D. Appleton, 1866 - 221 páginas
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Página 86 - Measures, is hereby declared inoperative and void : it being the true intent and meaning of this act, not to legislate slavery into any territory or state, nor to exclude it therefrom, but to leave the people thereof perfectly free to form and regulate their domestic institutions in their own way, subject only to the constitution of the United States...
Página 36 - Jackson received news of the peace from Washington on March 6th, but by some blunder the courier did not bring the document containing the official notification. On that day Jackson convened a court-martial to try Louaillier.
Página 144 - General William Henry Harrison, of Ohio, for President, and John Tyler, of Virginia, for Vice-President. The...
Página 221 - Within a similar compass, there is no collection of poetry in the language that equals this in variety, in richness of thought and expression, and of poetic imagery."— Worcester Palladium. "This is a choice collection of the finest poems in the English language, and supplies in some measure the place of an extensive library. Mr, Dana has done a capital service in bringing within the reach of all the richest thoughts that grace our standard poetical literature.
Página 91 - President of the United States despatched the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the scene of excitement, with orders to the commanding officer at Fort Leavenworth to use the United States army in resisting the invasion, if he could not succeed in restraining the emigrants by persuasion and remonstrances. The Commissioner of Indian Affairs succeeded in procuring the agreement of the emigrants that they would encamp on the western borders of Missouri, until the end of the next session of Congress,...
Página 15 - No person shall be a representative, who shall not have attained the age of twenty-five years, and been seven years a citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of the state in which he shall be chosen.
Página 221 - Never was a book more appropriately named. By the exercise cf a sound and skilful judgment, and a thorough familiarity with the poetical productions of all nations, the compiler of this work has succeeded in combining, within the space of a single volume, nearly every poem of established worth and compatible length in the English language.
Página 117 - ... which a Territory seeks admission into the Union should be submitted to the people of such Territory for their ratification or rejection at a fair election, to be held for that purpose ; and that before such Territory is admitted as a state, such fundamental law should receive a majority of the legal votes cast at such election ; and they deny the right and condemn the attempt of any convention called for the purpose of framing a Constitution, to impose the instrument formed by them upon...