Life and Correspondence of John A. Quitman: Major-general, U.S.A., and Governor of the State of Mississippi ...

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Harper & brothers, 1860
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Page 353 - Should this question be answered in the affirmative, then, by every law, human and divine, we shall be justified in wresting it from Spain if we possess the power ; and this upon the very same principle that would justify an individual in tearing down the burning house of his neighbor, if there were no other means of preventing the flames from destroying his own house. " Under such circumstances, we ought neither to count the cost nor regard the odds which Spain might enlist against us.
Page 240 - States; to examine the relative situation and trade of the said states; to consider how far a uniform system in their commercial relations may be necessary to their common interest, and their permanent harmony; and to report to the several states such an act relative to this great object, as, when unanimously ratified by them, will enable the United States in congress assembled effectually to provide for the same.
Page 240 - States shall in no instance be subjected to pay higher imposts and duties, than those imposed on the subjects of foreign powers; provided also that the Legislative power of the several States shall not be restrained from prohibiting the importation or exportation of any species of goods or commodities whatsoever...
Page 234 - No tax or duty shall be laid by the Legislature on articles exported from any State ; nor on the migration or importation of such persons as the several States shall think proper to admit ; nor shall such migration or importation be prohibited.
Page 242 - Thus the rights of property are united with the rights of person, and placed on the same ground by the fifth amendment to the Constitution, which provides that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty and property, without due process of law.
Page 61 - States with intention to invade the island of Cuba, a colony of Spain, with which this country is at peace; and Whereas it is believed that this expedition is instigated and set on foot chiefly by foreigners who dare to make our shores the scene of their guilty and hostile preparations against a friendly power and seek by falsehood and misrepresentation to seduce our own citizens, especially the young and inconsiderate, into their wicked schemes — an ungrateful return for the benefits conferred...
Page 133 - THOUGH I have not the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with you, I think it not improbable that you may have learnt my name from your excellent parents, who...
Page 101 - With respect to the 15th article of the same Treaty of Friendship, Limits and Navigation of 1795, in which it is stipulated, that the Flag shall cover the property, the Two High Contracting Parties agree that this shall be so understood with respect to those Powers who...
Page 100 - ... leaving open and free to them the Tribunals of Justice for their Judicial recourse on the same terms, which are usual and customary with the natives or Citizens of the Country...
Page 100 - And it is agreed, that the subjects or citizens of each of the contracting parties, their vessels or effects, shall not be liable to any embargo or detention on the part of the other, for any military expedition or other public or private purpose whatever.

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