Republican Landmarks: The Views and Opinions of American Statesmen on Foreign Immigration. Being a Collection of Statistics of Population, Pauperism, Crime, Etc. With an Inquiry Into the True Character of the DUnited States Government, and Its Policy on the Subject of Immigration, Naturalization of Aliens, Etc
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Page 352 - the functions allotted to his charge. In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own ; nor those of my fellow-citizens at large less than either. No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the
Page 334 - well: For him no minstrel raptures swell: High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim; Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored, and unsung.
Page 360 - system, and thus to undermine what cannot be directly overthrown. In all the changes to which you may be incited, remember that time and habit are at least as necessary to fix the true character of governments, as of other human institutions; that experience is the surest standard by which to test the real tendency of the existing constitution of a
Page 353 - Can it be, that Providence has not connected the permanent felicity of a nation with its virtue 1 The experiment, at least, is recommended by every sentiment which ennobles human nature. Alas ! is it rendered impossible by its vices
Page 80 - the migration or importation of such persons as any of the States, now existing, shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by Congress prior to the year 1808, but a tax may be imposed on such importation not exceeding ten dollars for each person:
Page 288 - apprehended from any attempt to disturb it. The second resolution of the series proposed by Mr. Randolph was in these words: " That the rights of suffrage in the National Legislature ought to be proportioned to the quotas of contribution, or to the number of free inhabitants, as the one or the other rule may seem best in different cases.
Page 309 - of the several States, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part thereof, when the same shall have been ratified by three-fourths at least of the Legislatures of the several States, or by conventions in thr^e-fourths thereof, as the one or the other
Page 335 - here every portion of our country finds the most commanding motives for carefully guarding and preserving the union of the whole." In the memorials of Mr. Pownall, who lived eight years in the colonies, from
Page 125 - required two years' residence as a qualification for citizenship, and was embraced in one section, which was as follows: " That any alien, being a free white person, who shall have resided within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States for the term of two