The Progress of America: From the Discovery by Columbus to the Year 1846, Volume 1, Issue 1

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Whittaker and Company, 1847 - America
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Page 206 - time resolve upon, to be scrupulously respected; when belligerent nations, under the impossibility of making acquisitions upon us, will not lightly hazard the giving us provocation ; when we may choose peace or war, as our interest, guided by justice shall counsel. " It is our true policy to steer clear of
Page 206 - novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence. " In the execution of such a plan, nothing is more essential than that permanent, inveterate antipathies against particular nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded,, and that, in place of them, just and amicable feelings towards all should be cultivated. " The great rule of conduct for us
Page 206 - Religion and morality enjoin this conduct ; and can it be that good policy does not equally enjoin it? It will be worthy of a free, enlightened, and (at no distant period) a great nation, to give to mankind the magnanimous and novel example of a people always guided by an exalted justice and benevolence.
Page 207 - for nominal favours, and yet of being reproached with ingratitude for not giving more. There can be no greater error than to expect or calculate upon real favours from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride
Page 155 - are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their powers from the consent of the governed—that whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter, or to abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organising its
Page 206 - and enables us to pursue a different course. If we remain one people, under an efficient government, the period is not far off, when we may defy material injury from external annoyance; when we may take such an attitude as will cause the neutrality, we may at
Page 150 - one of the American delegates, at the meeting of the Continental Congress said, during a debate on the Stamp Act, " Julius Caesar had his Brutus ; Charles the First his Cromwell ; and George the Third " here he was stopped by cries of treason, and then concluded by saying, "and George the Third—may profit by the example;—if this be treason. make the most of
Page 576 - the exercise of any trade or special employment, shall have the privilege of remaining and continuing such trade and employment therein, without any manner of interruption, in full enjoyment of their liberty and property, as long as they behave peaceably, and commit no offence against the laws; and their goods and effects, of whatever
Page 574 - are or shall be payable on the like articles, being the growth, produce, or manufacture of any foreign country ; nor shall any other or higher duties or charges be imposed in the territories or dominions of either of the contracting parties, on the exportation of any articles to the territories of the other, than such as
Page 574 - dominions, whether such exportation shall be in Mexican or in British vessels; and the same duties shall be paid, and the same bounties and drawbacks allowed, on the exportation of any articles the growth, produce, or manufacture of Mexico, to his Britannic Majesty's dominions, whether such exportation shall be in British or in Mexican vessels.

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