Speech of Mr. Holmes, of Maine, in the Senate of the United States: On His Resolutions Calling Upon the President of the United States for the Reasons of His Removing from Office and Filling the Vacancies Thus Created, in the Recess of the Senate

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Office of the National journal, 1830 - 28 pages
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Page 13 - ... many obstacles in the way of Government, and, perhaps, have the pleasure and honor of uniting a people heretofore politically divided. The Chief Magistrate of a great and powerful nation should never indulge in party feelings. His conduct should be liberal and disinterested, always bearing in mind that he acts for the whole, and not a part of the community. By this course you will exalt the national character, and acquire for yourself a name as imperishable as monumental marble. Consult no party...
Page 13 - Now is the time to exterminate that monster called party spirit. By selecting characters most conspicuous for their probity, virtue, capacity, and firmness, without any regard to party, you will go far to, if not entirely, eradicate those feelings which, on former occasions, threw so many obstacles in the way of government ; and perhaps have the pleasure and honor of uniting a people heretofore politically divided. The chief magistrate of a great and powerful nation should never indulge in party...
Page 16 - I shall correct the procedure ; but that done, return with joy to that state of things, when the only questions concerning a candidate shall be, is he honest ? Is he capable ? Is he faithful to the Constitution ? I tender you the homage of my high respect.
Page 13 - Your happiness and the nation's welfare materially depend upon the selections which are to be made to fill the heads of departments. Everything depends on the selection of your ministry. In every selection, party and party feelings should be avoided. Now is the time to exterminate that monster called party spirit.
Page 6 - ... more extensive than that ever obtained by the successor of S. Peter. The number of Christians belonging to that communion probably exceeded that of the members of the true Catholic Church in East and West. But the Nestorian Church was not founded on the Rock, it rested on Nestorius, and when the...
Page 3 - States be respectfully requested to communicate to the Senate the number, names, and offices, of the officers removed by him since the last session of the Senate, with the reasons for each removal. On motion by Mr. Grundy, That the said motions be postponed indefinitely, C Yeas 24 It was determined in the affirmative, < ^ . ' „.
Page 23 - The whole was illegal ; a responsible officer was thrust out by arbitrary power, and another man ordered to take our property into .his custody, of no legal responsibility. But, Sir, if he had the power to remove and appoint at his discretion an officer of our own, we should have thought that common courtesy would hare demanded that he should have consulted us.
Page 18 - Farley, Collector at Waldoborough, Massachusetts, vice Joshua Head, removed. Head was appointed by Adams March 1st, 1799, vice Waterman Thomas, superseded. John Gibaut, Collector at Gloucester, Massachusetts, vice William Tuck, removed* Tuck was appointed by Washington 12th March, 1795» Joseph Wilson, Collector at Marblebead, Massachusetts, vice Samuel R.
Page 23 - He, either by himself or any of his subordinate«, has no right whatever to inspect the Library, or inquire how the duties have been performed. He can, therefore, never know when there is cause for removal. It with him would always be a hap-hazard Business, quite as likely to be done wrong as right. The...
Page 23 - The President has no control over this Library any more than one of our Clerks, or any stranger. We permit him to take books under our regulations, as we do the Justices of the Supreme Court 'and other officer«.

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