The History of Political Parties in the State of New-York: From the Ratification of the Federal Constitution to December, 1840, Volume 2

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C. Van Benthuysen, 1842

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Halaman 316 - ... would be contrary to the established and consistent rules of interpretation, as rendering the special and careful enumeration of powers which follow the clause nugatory and improper. Such a view of the Constitution would have the effect of giving to Congress a general power of legislation instead of the defined and limited one hitherto understood to belong to them, the terms "common defense and general welfare " embracing every object and act within the purview of a legislative trust.
Halaman 316 - Having considered the bill this day presented to me entitled "An act to set apart and pledge certain funds for internal improvements," and which sets apart and pledges funds ' ' for constructing roads and canals, and improving the navigation of water courses, in order to facilitate, promote, and give security to internal commerce among the several States, and to render more easy and less expensive the means and provisions for the common...
Halaman 317 - ... to cases which are to be provided for by the expenditure of money, would still leave within the legislative power of Congress all the great and most important measures of Government, money being the ordinary and necessary means of carrying them into execution.
Halaman 17 - Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby established, and for the registration of voters; which registration shall be completed at least ten days before each election.
Halaman 147 - Vice-President of the United States ; or, at least, until the efforts which are now seriously making in Congress to establish a uniform rule of appointment, by an amendment of the constitution of the United States, by which the people can elect by districts, have either terminated in the adoption or rejection of such amendment by that body.
Halaman 263 - The triumph of his talents and patriotism, cannot fail to become monuments of high and enduring fame. We cannot, indeed, but remember, that in our public career, collisions of opinion and action, at once extensive, earnest, and enduring, have arisen between the deceased and many of us. For myself, sir, it gives me a deep-felt, though melancholy satisfaction, to know, and more so, to be conscious, that the deceased also felt and acknowledged, that our political differences have been wholly free from...
Halaman 347 - That it is the sentiment of this Legislature, that the charter of the Bank of the United States ought not to be renewed ; and that our senators in Congress be instructed, and our representatives respectfully requested, to vote against such renewal.
Halaman 316 - The power to regulate commerce among the several States," cannot include a power to construct roads and canals, and to improve the navigation of water-courses, in order to facilitate, promote, and secure such a commerce, without a latitude of construction departing from the ordinary import of the terms, strengthened by the known inconveniences which doubtless led to the grant of this remedial power to Congress. To refer the power in question to the clause " to provide for the common defence and general...
Halaman 440 - Resolved, That the President, in the late Executive proceedings in relation to the public revenue, has assumed upon himself authority and power not conferred by the Constitution and laws, but in derogation of both.
Halaman 35 - Large manufacturing and mechanical establishments, can act in an instant with the unity and efficacy of disciplined troops. It is against such combinations, among others, that I think we ought to give to the freeholders, or those who have interest in land, one branch of the legislature for their asylum and their comfort. Universal suffrage once granted, is granted forever, and never can be recalled. There is no retrograde step in the rear of democracy.

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