History of South America and Mexico: Comprising Their Discovery, Geography, Politics, Commerce and Revolutions, Τόμοι 1-2

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H. Huntington, jun., 1838 - 599 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 318 - That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness.
Σελίδα 318 - Any amendment or amendments to this constitution may be proposed in the senate and assembly ; and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals with the yeas and nays taken thereon, and referred to the legislature...
Σελίδα 307 - Neither House, without the consent of the other, shall adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other place than that at which the two Houses are sitting. But this regulation shall not extend to the Senate when it shall exercise the powers mentioned in the Article.
Σελίδα 327 - If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country. VICTORY OR DEATH.
Σελίδα 309 - The supreme executive power of this state shall be vested in a chief magistrate, who shall be styled the Governor of the State of California.
Σελίδα 42 - I have done,' said he, addressing himself to the Spanish general, ' what became a monarch. I have defended my people to the last extremity. Nothing now remains but to die. Take this dagger...
Σελίδα 327 - Fellow citizens and compatriots: I am besieged by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual bombardment and cannonade for twentyfour hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion; otherwise the garrison are to be put to the sword if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls.
Σελίδα 352 - The conflict lasted about eighteen minutes from the time of close action until we were in possession of the enemy's encampment, taking one piece of cannon (loaded), four stand of colors, all their camp equipage, stores and baggage. Our cavalry had charged and routed that of the enemy upon the right, and given pursuit to the fugitives, which...
Σελίδα 312 - SEC. 4. He shall be commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the republic, and militia thereof, but he shall not command in person without the authority of a resolution of congress. He shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures, and to grant reprieves and pardons, except in cases of impeachment.
Σελίδα 127 - There shall be a perfect, firm, and inviolable peace and sincere friendship between the United States of America and the Re- , public of Colombia, in all the extent of their possessions and territories, and between their people and citizens respectively, without distinction of persons or places.

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