Political Affairs of the Country: A Series of Communications on Various Public Topics to the "Hudson Gazette" and "Daily Register", During the Years 1882-3. Vol. III-IV.

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M.P. Williams, 1884
 

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Página 42 - States, but to defend and maintain the supremacy of the Constitution and to preserve the Union, with all the dignity, equality, and rights of the several States unimpaired; and that as soon as these objects are accomplished the war ought to cease.
Página 55 - OF ACTIVE MILITARY OPERATIONS, WHERE WAR REALLY PREVAILS, THERE IS A NECESSITY TO FURNISH A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE CIVIL AUTHORITY, THUS OVERTHROWN, TO PRESERVE THE SAFETY OF THE ARMY AND SOCIETY; AND AS NO POWER IS LEFT BUT THE MILITARY, IT IS ALLOWED TO GOVERN BY MARTIAL RULE UNTIL THE LAWS CAN HAVE THEIR FREE COURSE.
Página 25 - That we brand the recent reopening of the African slave trade, under the cover of our national flag, aided by perversions of judicial power, as a crime against humanity, and a burning shame to our country and age...
Página 57 - The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in case of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.
Página 94 - That the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively...
Página 70 - Arkansas were not legal State governments; and that thereafter said governments, if continued, were to be continued subject in all respects to the military commanders of the respective districts, and to the paramount authority of Congress.
Página 71 - That, until the people of said rebel States shall be by law admitted to representation in the Congress of the United States, any civil governments which may exist therein shall be deemed provisional only, and in all respects subject to the paramount authority of the United States at any time to abolish, modify, control, or supersede the same...
Página 49 - And be it further enacted. That it shall be the duty of each officer assigned as aforesaid to protect all persons in their rights of person and property, to suppress insurrection, disorder, and violence, and to punish, or cause to be punished, all disturbers of the public peace and criminals...
Página 64 - State, twenty-one years old and upward, of whatever race, color, or previous condition, who have been resident in said State for one year previous to the day of such election, except such as may be disfranchised for participation in the rebellion...
Página 69 - ... must be kept, according to the language of our Bill of Rights, in strict subordination to the civil authority. Wherever this lesson is not both learned and practiced, there can be no political freedom.

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