The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 5

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Page 81 - Croix river to the highlands, along the said highlands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence, from those which fall into the Atlantic Ocean, to the north-westernmost head of Connecticut river...
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 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 363 - Sir, I am ashamed to pursue this line of remark. I dislike it, I have an utter disgust for it. I would rather hear of natural blasts and mildews, war, pestilence, and famine, than to .hear gentlemen talk of secession. To break up this great government ! to dismember this glorious country ! to astonish Europe with an act of folly such as Europe for two centuries has .never beheld in any government or any people! No, Sir! no, Sir! There will be no secession ! Gentlemen are not serious when they talk...
Page 183 - ... if the appraised value thereof shall exceed, by ten per centum or more, the value so declared on the entry, then, in addition to the duties imposed by law on the same, there shall be levied, collected, and paid, a duty of twenty per centum ad valorem on such appraised value : Provided, nevertheless. That under no circumstances shall the duty be assessed upon an amount less than the invoice value ; any law of Congress to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 302 - March 6, 1820, be and the same is hereby declared to extend to the Pacific Ocean ; and the said eighth section, together with the compromise therein effected, is hereby revived and declared to be in full force and binding for the future organization of the Territories of the United States, in the same sense and with the same understanding with which it was originally adopted.
Page 306 - America today with regard to slavery, but ventures, or is driven, to make some such desperate answer as the following, while professing to speak absolutely, and as a private man - from which what new and singular code of social duties might be inferred? 'The manner...
Page 487 - 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.

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