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The History of the United States of America: Revolutionary, 1773-1789
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Pàgina 563 - In adjusting the duties on imports to the object of revenue, the influence of the tariff on manufactures will necessarily present itself for consideration. However wise the theory may be, which leaves to the sagacity and interest of individuals the application of their industry and resources, there are in this, as in other cases, exceptions to the general rule.
Pàgina 33 - debate," if such it can be called, while opposing a postponement for further information and reflection, he said, " The President has recommended the measure on his high responsibility ; I would not consider, I would not deliberate ; I would act. Doubtless the President possesses such further information as will justify the measure ! " * To my mind, that is the worst act of his public life ; I cannot justify it.
Pàgina 44 - Were I to indulge my own theory, I should wish them to practise neither commerce nor navigation, but to stand with respect to Europe precisely on the footing of China. We should thus avoid wars, and all our citizens would be husbandmen.
Pàgina 250 - ... professing to be republicans, to make good the promises held out by their republican predecessors, when they came into power; promises which, for years afterwards, they honestly, faithfully fulfilled.
Pàgina 672 - ... regulations respecting the territory and other property of the United States.
Pàgina 32 - I deem it my duty to recommend the subject to the consideration of Congress, who will doubtless perceive all the advantages which may be expected from an inhibition of the departure of our vessels from the ports of the United States.
Pàgina 249 - I speak from facts, when I say, that the nightbell never tolls for fire in Richmond, that the mother does not hug her infant more closely to her bosom. I have been a witness of some of the alarms in the capital of Virginia.
Pàgina 251 - Melimelli or the Little Turtle ; barbarians and savages of every clime and color, are welcome to our arms. With chiefs of banditti, negro or mulatto, we can treat and can trade. Name, however, but England, and all our antipathies are up in arms against her. Against whom ? Against those whose blood runs in our veins ; in common with whom, we claim...
Pàgina 440 - Thither every indication of your fortune points you. There the united wishes and exertions of the nation will go with you. Even our party divisions, acrimonious as they are, cease at the water's edge.
Pàgina 253 - ... what could you expect if they were the uncontrolled lords of the ocean? Had those privateers at Savannah borne British commissions, or had your shipments of cotton, tobacco, ashes, and what not, to London and Liverpool, been confiscated and the proceeds poured into the English exchequer, my life upon it you would never have listened to any miserable wire-drawn distinctions between "orders and decrees affecting our neutral rights...