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Page 107 - Three thousand miles of ocean lie between you and them. No contrivance can prevent the effect of this distance in weakening government. Seas roll and months pass between the order and the execution; and the want of a speedy explanation of a single point is enough to defeat a whole system.
Page 417 - I must go into the presidential chair the inflexible and uncompromising opponent of every attempt, on the part of Congress, to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia, against the wishes of the slaveholding states ; and also with a determination equally decided to resist the slightest interference with it in the states where it exists.
Page 121 - Sir Robert Peel presents his humble duty to your Majesty, and has had the honour of receiving your Majesty's note of this morning. " In respectfully submitting to your Majesty's pleasure, and humbly returning into your Majesty's hands the important trust which your Majesty had been graciously pleased to commit to him, Sir Robert Peel trusts that your Majesty will permit him to state to your Majesty his impression with respect to the circumstances which have led to the termination of his attempt...
Page 314 - Deeply impressed with the solemnity of the engagement which I am about to contract, I have not come to this decision without mature consideration, nor without feeling a strong assurance that, with the blessing of Almighty God, it will at once secure my domestic felicity, and serve the interests of my country. " I have thought fit to make...
Page 22 - Resolved, that it is a high infringement of the liberties and privileges of the Commons of the United Kingdom for any lord of parliament or other...
Page 281 - Russell moved for a Committee of the whole House to take into consideration the state of Ireland.
Page 136 - I little thought to have lived to hear it said by the Whigs of 1839, " Let us rally round the Queen ; never mind the House of Commons ; never mind measures ; throw principles to the dogs ; leave pledges unredeemed ; but for God's sake rally round the throne.
Page 183 - The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown, and the police were put on their mettle to discover the unknown and daring murderer.
Page 179 - The Constitution of the form of Government, — the regulation of Foreign Relations, and of Trade with the Mother Country, the other British Colonies, and Foreign Nations, and the disposal of the Public Lands, are the only points on which the Mother Country requires a control.