A universal history of the United States of America: embracing the whole period, from the earliest discoveries, down to the present time. Giving a description of the western country ...

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Ezra Strong, 1831 - 494 страници
 

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Страница 398 - We owe it, therefore, to candor, and to the amicable relations existing between the United States and those powers to declare, that we should consider any attempt on their part to extend their system to any portion of this hemisphere as dangerous to our peace and safety.
Страница 251 - Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion, religious or political; peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none; the support of the State governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns and the surest bulwarks against anti-republican tendencies; the preservation of the general government in its whole constitutional vigor, as the sheet anchor of our peace at home and safety abroad...
Страница 29 - Faith, etc., having undertaken, for the glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith, and honor of our King and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia...
Страница 251 - ... freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom of person, under the protection of the Habeas Corpus; and trial by juries impartially selected. These principles form the bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps through an age of revolution and reformation.
Страница 398 - With the movements in this hemisphere we are of necessity more immediately connected, and by causes which must be obvious to all enlightened and impartial observers. The political system of the allied powers is essentially different in this respect from that of America...
Страница 236 - WELCOME, mighty chief, once more Welcome to this grateful shore ; Now no mercenary foe Aims again the fatal blow ; Aims at THEE the fatal blow. " Virgins fair and matrons grave, Those thy conquering arms did save, Build for THEE triumphal bowers. Strew, ye fair, his way with flowers, Strew your Hero's way with flowers.
Страница 251 - ... a well-disciplined militia, our best reliance in peace, and for the first moments of war, till regulars may relieve them; the supremacy of the civil over the military authority...
Страница 31 - Who raised up the righteous man from the east, called him to his foot, gave the nations before him, and made him rule over kings ? he gave them as the dust to his sword, and as driven stubble to his bow.
Страница 168 - But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare, with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with.
Страница 30 - The eternal God is thy refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms : And he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; And shall say, Destroy them.

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