Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828, Volume 2

Cadell and Company, 1829

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Page 69 - Society for the Prevention of Pauperism, in the city of New York, read and accepted, Feb.
Page 193 - If no person have such majority, then from the persons having the highest number, not exceeding three, on the list of those voted for as President, the House of Representatives shall choose Immediately, by ballot the President.
Page 299 - ... of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction ; to controversies to which the United States shall be a party; to controversies between two or more States; between a State and citizens of another State, between citizens of different States, between citizens of the same State claiming lands under grants of different States, and between a State, or citizens thereof, and foreign States, citizens or subjects.
Page 164 - who taught millions to spell but not one to sin" went on to observe judicially that it was "quite impossible to stop the progress of language — it is like the course of the Mississippi, the motion of which, at times, is scarcely perceptible; yet even then it possesses a momentum quite irresistible. Words and expressions will be forced into use in spite of all the exertions of all the writers in the world.
Page 166 - On the other hand, your way of pronouncing the word deaf is def — ours, as if it were written deef ; and as this is the correct mode, from which you have departed, I shall adhere to the American way.
Page 145 - I took our stations on the opposite poles of the question. But it is pleasant to have it in my power to say, that I cannot recall a single instance in which any thing captious or personally uncivil was ever said to me, though I repeated openly and in all companies, every thing I have written in these volumes, and a great deal more than, upon cool reflection, I choose to say again.
Page 19 - Majesty's brig Linnet. It appears to me, and I have good reason to believe, that Captain Downie was urged, and his ship hurried into action before she was in a fit state to meet the enemy. I am also of opinion that there was not the least necessity for our squadron giving the enemy such decided advantages, by going into their bay to engage them ; even had they been successful...
Page 132 - I mean a sufficient return for his own maintainance and that of a family. Thus the great law of our nature, be fruitful and multiply, having no check, supersedes every other, carrying before it classics, science, the fine arts, letters, taste, and refinements of every description, in one great deluge of population. " This is hardly any figure, being almost literally the fact. As applied to education, its effects are somewhat of the following nature. A boy who hears and sees nothing at...
Page 299 - The Judicial power of the United States extends to all cases in law and equity, arising under the constitution, the laws of the United States...
Page 246 - Without these cannot a city be inhabited ; And they shall not dwell where they will, nor go up and down: They shall not be sought for in public counsel, Nor sit high in the congregation: They shall not sit on the judges' seat, Nor understand the sentence of judgment: They cannot declare justice and judgment; And they shall not be found where parables are spoken. But they will maintain the state of the world, And all their desire is in the work of their craft.

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