The Life of Gouverneur Morris: With Selections from His Correspondence and Miscellaneous Papers; Detailing Events in the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and in the Political History of the United States, Tom 3
Gray & Bowen, 1832
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Strona 183 - They tell us in their President's letter of the seventeenth of September, 1787; 'The Constitution, which we now present, is the result of a spirit of amity, and ofthat mutual deference and concession, which the peculiarity of our political situation rendered indispensable.
Strona 29 - even handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice To our own lips.' God only knows who next is to drink out of the same cup ; but, as far as I can judge, there is no want of liquor. The rest depends on circumstances.
Strona 143 - Congress can admit, as a new State, territory, which did not belong to the United States when the Constitution was made. In my opinion they cannot. I always thought that, when we should acquire Canada and Louisiana it would be proper to govern them as provinces, and allow them no voice in our councils. In wording the third section of
Strona 269 - I implore you, to sacrifice those angry passions to the interests of our country. Pour out this pride of opinion on the altar of patriotism. Let it be an expiatory libation for the weal of America. Do not, for God's sake do not suffer that pride to plunge, us all into the abyss of ruin. Indeed,
Strona 143 - fourth article, 1 went as far as circumstances would permit to establish the exclusion. Candor obliges me to add my belief, that, had it been more pointedly expressed, a strong opposition would have been made. I
Strona 37 - of that country were continually contrasting the affections of that people, with the unfriendly disposition of the British government. And that, too, as I have observed before, while their own sufferings, during the war with the latter, had not been forgotten. It is well known that peace has been, (to borrow a
Strona 94 - condemned, shall be restored on proof of ownership ; that debts shall be paid ; that the vessels of the two nations, and their privateers as well as their prizes, shall be treated in the respective ports of each other, as those of the nation the most favored ; that free ships shall make free goods, and the converse ; that
Strona 143 - When the people have been long enough drunk, they will get sober ; but while the frolic lasts, to reason with them is useless. Their present leaders take advantage of their besotted condition, and tie their hands and feet ; but if this prevents them from running into the fire, why should we, who are their friends, complain?
Strona 94 - now to be given up. The object with many is to take Mr Burr, and I should not be surprised if that measure were adopted. Not meaning to enter into intrigues, I have merely expressed the opinion, that since it was evidently the intention of our fellow
Strona 182 - was more covetous of glory than of wealth or power. But he was of all men the most indiscreet. He knew that a limited monarchy, even if established, could not preserve itself in this country. He knew, also, that it could not be established, because there is not the regular gradation of ranks among