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Página 44 - Congress of the United States or the President of the United States, with intent to defame the said government or either house of the said Congress or the said President, or to bring them or either of them into contempt or disrepute, or to excite against them, or either or any of them, the hatred of the good people of the United States...
Página 174 - An act to interdict the commercial intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France and their dependencies, and for other purposes...
Página 395 - ... part of the army, when their want of discipline, and refusal of almost every kind of restraint and government, have produced a like conduct but too common to the whole, and an entire disregard of that order and subordination necessary to the...
Página 395 - Our situation is truly distressing. The check our detachment sustained on the 27th ultimo has dispirited too great a proportion of our troops and filled their minds with apprehension and despair. The militia, instead of calling forth their utmost efforts to a brave and manly opposition in order to repair our losses, are dismayed, intractable, and impatient to return. Great numbers of them have gone off — in some instances almost by whole regiments, by half ones, and by companies at a time.
Página 166 - People, in every such case it shall be lawful for the President of The United States, or such other Person as he shall have empowered for that purpose, to employ such part of the Land or Naval Forces of the United States, or of the Militia thereof, for the purpose of taking possession of and detaining any such Ship or Vessel...
Página 44 - ... the United States, or to stir up sedition within the United States ; or to excite any unlawful combinations therein, for opposing or resisting any law of the United States, or any act of the President of the United States, done in pursuance of any such law, or of the powers in him vested by the constitution of the United States, or to resist, oppose, or defeat any such law or act ; or to aid, encourage, or abet, any hostile designs of any foreign nation against the United States, their people...
Página 398 - Sir, that the enemy are daily gathering strength from the disaffected. This strength, like a snow-ball by rolling, will increase, unless some means can be devised to check effectually the progress of the enemy's arms.
Página 79 - This plan was, in my conception, conformable with the strict theory of a government purely republican ; the essential criteria of which are that the principal organs of the executive and legislative departments be elected by the people and hold their offices by a responsible and temporary or defeasible tenure.
Página 122 - British islands were declared to be in a state of blockade" thereby subjecting to capture and condemnation all vessels, with their cargoes, which should continue to trade with His Majesty's dominions: And whereas, by the same order "all trading in English merchandise is prohibited, and every article of merchandise belonging to England, or coming from her colonies, or of her manufacture, is declared lawful prize.