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Page 488 - By the law of the land is most clearly intended the general law ; a law which hears before it condemns ; which proceeds upon inquiry, and renders judgment only after trial. The meaning is, that every citizen shall hold his life, liberty, property, and immunities under the protection of the general rules which govern society. Everything which may pass under the form of an enactment is not therefore to be considered the law of the land.
Page 493 - A contract is a compact between two or more parties, and is either executory or executed. An executory contract is one in which a party binds himself to do, or not to do, a particular thing ; such was the law under which the conveyance was made by the governor.
Page 341 - Third, new States of convenient size, not exceeding four in number, in addition to said State of Texas, and having sufficient population, may hereafter, by the consent of said State, be formed out of the territory thereof, which shall be entitled to admission under the provision of the Federal Constitution.
Page 81 - East by a line to be drawn along the middle of the river St. Croix, from its mouth in the bay of Fundy to its source, and from its source directly north to the aforesaid highlands which divide the rivers that fall into the Atlantic ocean from those which fall into the river St. Lawrence...
Page 361 - ... without convulsion, may look the next ' hour to see the heavenly bodies rush from their spheres, and jostle against each other in the realms of space, without causing the wreck of the universe. There can be no such thing as a peaceable secession.
Page vii - An act respecting fugitives from justice, and persons escaping from the service of their masters...
Page 121 - was a public act of persons in her Majesty's service, obeying the order of their superior authorities.
Page 362 - Union which is every day felt among us with so much joy and gratitude. What is to become of the army ? What is to become of the navy? What is to become of the public lands? How is each of the thirty States to defend itself?