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Strana 355 - States, and for introducing among them the habits and arts of civilization, the president of the United States shall be, and he is hereby authorized...
Strana 565 - Resolved, That the committee of ways and means be instructed to inquire into the expediency of appropriating $30,000, to enable Professor Morse to establish a line of telegraph between Washington and Baltimore.
Strana 555 - That a committee be appointed to inquire into the existence of an inhuman and illegal traffic of slaves carried on in and through the District of Columbia, and to report whether any, and what measures are necessary for putting a stop to the same.
Strana 405 - Possessions abroad," after reciting that, " by the law of navigation, foreign ships are permitted to import into any of the British possessions abroad, from the countries to which they belong, goods, the produce of those countries, and to export goods from such possessions, to be carried to any foreign country whatever, and that it is expedient that such permission should be subject to certain conditions...
Strana 259 - State or district; and that it shall be the duty of the military force of the United States, when called upon by the civil magistrate or any proper officer or other person duly authorized for that purpose and having a lawful warrant, to aid and assist such magistrate, officer, or other person so authorized in arresting such offender and committing him to safe custody for trial according to law.
Strana 203 - The committee of ways and means of the house of representatives of the United States...
Strana 311 - Africa, with their own consent, of such persons of color as are already free, and of such others as the humanity of individuals or the laws of the different states may hereafter liberate.
Strana 653 - That such officers as are now in service, and shall continue therein to the end of the war, shall be entitled to receive the amount of five years' full pay in money, or securities on interest, at six per cent, per annum, as Congress shall find most convenient, instead of the half pay...
Strana 545 - Resolved, That the Committee on Military Affairs be instructed to inquire into the...
Strana 117 - ... the mere grant of such a power to Congress, did not imply a prohibition on the States to exercise the same power: that it is not the mere existence of such a power, but its exercise by Congress, which may be incompatible with the exercise of the same power by the States, and that the States may legislate in the absence of congressional regulations.