Letters from the British Settlement in Pennsylvania: To which are Added, the Constitutions of the United States, and of Pennsylvania; and Extracts from the Laws Respecting Aliens and Naturalized Citizens
H. Hall; 209, Chestnut street, and in London, by John Miller, 1819 - 192 pages
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
acre advantages alien American appears appointed arrival become believe British buildings calculated called cattle chosen citizens clearing common commonwealth Congress consequence considered Constitution continue court desirous directed district dollars election England English equal established executive expense farm farmer feet five formed four give Governor grain ground half hold House hundred Illinois important improvement industry inhabitants Judges justice kind labour land legislature LETTER manner meet mentioned miles natural necessary observed paid pass Pennsylvania person Philadelphia present President produce profit purchase raised receive Representatives respective river roads season SECT Senate sent settle settlement settlers side situation society soil Susquehanna taken term thereof thing thirds thousand timber tion town trees turnpike United unless usual vote western whole woods
Page 161 - New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union ; but no new State shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other State ; nor any State be formed by the junction of two or more States, or parts of States, without the consent of the legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.
Page 180 - That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences ; that no man can, of right, be compelled to attend, erect, or support any place of worship, or to maintain any ministry against his consent...
Page 180 - 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.
Page 166 - The person having the greatest number of votes as Vice-President shall be the Vice-President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of electors appointed; and if no person have a majority, then from the two highest numbers on the list the Senate shall choose the Vice-President; a quorum for the. purpose shall consist of two thirds of the whole number of Senators, and a majority of the whole number shall be necessary to a choice. 3. But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office...
Page 152 - Each house shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and from time to time publish the same, excepting such parts as may in their judgment require secrecy; and the yeas and nays of the members of either house on any question shall, at the desire of one fifth of those present, be entered on the journal.
Page 156 - ... 2. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when, in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may require it. 3. No bill of attainder, or ex post facto law, shall be passed. 4. No capitation or other direct tax shall be laid, unless in proportion to the census or enumeration herein before directed to be taken.
Page 181 - That the printing presses shall be free to every person who undertakes to examine the proceedings of the Legislature, or any branch of Government ; and no law shall ever be made to restrain the right thereof. The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the invaluable rights of man ; and every citizen may freely speak, write and print on any subject ; being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Page 151 - Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to Indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.
Page 152 - House may provide. 2. Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and with the concurrence of twothirds expel a member.