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Страница 193 - There taught us how to live; and (oh! too high The price for knowledge) taught us how to die.
Страница 177 - Honor will join with us in an endeavor to secure that great badge of English liberty, of being taxed only with our own consent, to which we conceive, all his Majesty's subjects at home and abroad equally entitled...
Страница 296 - In the course of this polite attention, he pointed in a certain direction, and exclaimed, ' That is Mr. Sherman, of Connecticut ; a man who never said a foolish thing in his life.
Страница 271 - To make laws binding on the people of the United States in all cases which may concern the common interests of the Union; but not to interfere with the government of the individual States in any matters of internal police which respect the government of such States only, and wherein the general welfare of the United States is not concerned" which passed in the negative (Ayes — 2; Noes — 8).
Страница 286 - We ought not to interweave our propositions into the work itself, because it will be destructive of the whole fabric. We might as well endeavor to mix brass, iron, and clay, as to incorporate such heterogeneous articles ; the one contradictory to the other.
Страница 272 - That the legislatures of the individual states ought not to possess a right to emit bills of credit for a currency, or to make any tender laws for the payment or discharge of debts or contracts, in any manner different from the agreement of the parties...
Страница 66 - This, probably, is one of the most free and happy constitutions of civil government which has ever been formed. The formation of it, at so early a period, when the light of liberty was wholly darkened in most parts of the earth, and the rights of men were so little understood in others, does great honor to their ability, integrity, and love to mankind.
Страница 70 - ... and for many years judge of the court of probate for the district of Litchfield. He served in the militia, in every grade of office, from that of captain to that of major-general. On all the questions preliminary to the revolutionary war, he was a firm advocate of the American cause. In July, 1775, he was appointed, by congress, one of the commissioners of Indian affairs for the northern department. This was a trust of great importance. Its object was to induce the Indian nations to remain neutral...