Biography of Isaac Hill, of New-Hampshire

J. F. Brown, 1835 - 245 páginas

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Página 117 - Every Member, when he speaks, shall address the Chair, standing in his place, and when he has finished, shall sit down.
Página 124 - It being thus established by unquestionable proof that the Bank of the United States was converted into a permanent electioneering engine, it appeared to me that the path of duty which the executive department of the Government ought to pursue was not doubtful. As by the terms of the bank charter no officer but the Secretary...
Página 82 - ... said Secretaries the official forms to be issued in the different offices for disbursing the public money in those departments, and the manner and form of keeping and stating the accounts of the persons employed therein; and it shall also be his duty to superintend the preservation of the public accounts subject to his revision.
Página 124 - At this time the efforts of the Bank to control public opinion through the distresses of some and the fears of others, are equally apparent, and if possible more objectionable. By a curtailment of its accommodations, more rapid than any emergency requires, and even while it retains specie to an almost unprecedented amount in its vaults, it is attempting to produce great embarrassment in one portion of the community, while through presses known to have been sustained by its money, it attempts by unfounded...
Página 104 - Office— perhaps one of the highest offices in the gift of the people of this country— in which he has been, by common consent, installed.
Página 205 - ... appropriated to the use and benefit of any particular state or states, to the exclusion of the others, without an infringement of the principles, upon which cessions from states were expressly made, and a violation of the spirit of our national compact, as well as the principles of justice and sound policy.
Página 124 - 33, the House of Representatives, after inof September, and on the same day, Mr. Taney, afterward Chief Justice of the United States, was appointed Secretary of the Treasury. Before this occurrence, namely, on the 20th, the official newspaper was authorized to state that the deposits would be removed from the Bank of the United States and placed in the State banks as soon as the necessary arrangements could be made. This intelligence was received in the city of K"ew York, the commercial centre of...
Página 158 - We have enlarged on the strictness and loftiness of Milton's virtue, not only from our interest in the subject, but that we may put to shame and silence, those men who make genius an apology for vice, and take the sacred fire, kindled by God within them, to inflame men's passions, and to minister to a vile sensuality. We see Milton's greatness of mind in his fervent and constant attachment to liberty.
Página 211 - The friends of General Jackson in New Hampshire have had but too much reason to complain of the management of the branch at Portsmouth. All that they now ask is, that this institution in that state may not continue to be an engine of political oppression by any party.
Página 126 - ... banks was productive of immediate embarrassment to the treasury. A proclamation was forthwith issued by the President, calling an extra session of Congress for the 4th of September next following. On the meeting of Congress, the disordered state of the public finances was laid before the two houses in the message of the President and the report of the Secretary of the Treasury.

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