The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States: With an Appendix, Containing Important State Papers and Public Documents, and All the Laws of a Public Nature; with a Copious Index, Volume 1

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Gales and Seaton, 1853 - United States

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Twelfth Congress - First Session. Comprising The Period From November 4, 1811, To July 6, 1812, Inclusive. Published 1853

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Page 425 - An act to interdict the commercial intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France and their dependencies, and for other purposes...
Page 425 - An act to provide for mitigating or remitting the forfeitures, penalties, and disabilities, accruing in certain cases therein mentioned...
Page 269 - States is hereby authorized to use the whole land and naval force of the United States to carry the same into effect, and to issue to private armed vessels of the United States commissions or letters of marque and general reprisal, in such form as he shall think proper, and under the seal of the United States, against the vessels, goods, and effects of the government of the said United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the subjects thereof.
Page 581 - The previous question shall be in this form, " Shall the main question be now put ?'' It shall only be admitted when demanded by a majority of the members present, and...
Page 447 - They have carried them off under pretence of legal adjudication, but not daring to approach a court of justice, they have plundered and sunk them by the way, or in obscure places where no evidence could arise against them ; maltreated the crews, and abandoned them in boats in the open sea or on desert shores without food or covering.
Page 447 - Yet the same practices are renewed in the present war and are already of great amount. On the Mobile, our commerce passing through that river continues to be obstructed by arbitrary duties and vexatious searches. Propositions for adjusting amicably the boundaries of Louisiana have not been acceded to.
Page 443 - Florida, have already been explained to you. With equal frankness, I shall now communicate the part they have acted with respect to East Florida. In the letter which I had the honor to address to you on...
Page 161 - Congress concerning the commercial intercourse between the United States and Great Britain and France and their dependencies...
Page 135 - By heaven, methinks it were an easy leap, To pluck bright honour from the pale-faced moon, Or dive into the bottom of the deep, Where fathom-line could never touch the ground, And pluck up drowned honour by the locks...
Page 115 - An act for establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States,

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