Martin Van Buren's Calumnies Repudiated: Hamilton's Conduct as Secretary of the Treasury Vindicated

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C. Scribner & Company, 1870 - 54 pages
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Page 41 - The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of THE CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE. The streams of national power ought to flow immediately from that pure, original fountain of all legitimate authority.
Page 6 - Whereas it is necessary for the support of government, for the discharge of the debts of the United States, and the encouragement and protection of manufactures, that duties be laid on goods, wares, and merchandises imported: Be it enacted, etc.
Page 46 - ... that he had never repented but once the having slipped the moment of resigning his office, and that was every moment since ; that by God he had rather be in his grave than in his present situation ; that he had rather be on his farm than to be made Emperor of the world ; and yet that they were charging him with wanting to be a King.
Page 46 - The President was much inflamed; got into one of those passions when he cannot command himself; ran on much on the personal abuse which had been bestowed on him ; defied any man on earth to produce one single act of his since he had been in the government which was not done on the purest motives ; that he had never repented but once the having slipped the moment of resigning his office, and that was every moment since...
Page 24 - ... affirms a power to incorporate for purposes within the sphere of the specified powers. And lastly, that the right to exercise such a power in certain cases is unequivocally granted in the most positive and comprehensive terms. To all which it only remains to be added, that such a power has actually been exercised in two very eminent instances ; namely, in the erection of two governments ; one northwest of the River Ohio, and the other southwest — the last independent of any antecedent compact.
Page 6 - While these states retained the power of making regulations of trade, they had the power to cherish such institutions. By adopting the present constitution, they have thrown the exercise of this power into other hands ; they must have done this with an expectation that those interests would not be neglected here.
Page 7 - Congress have repeatedly, and not without success, directed their attention to the encouragement of manufactures. The object is of too much consequence not to insure a continuance of their efforts in every way which shall appear eligible.
Page 16 - Persuaded as the Secretary is, that the proper funding of the present debt will render it a national blessing; yet he is so far from acceding to the position, in the latitude in which it is sometimes laid down, that " public debts are public benefits," a position inviting to prodigality, and liable to dangerous abuse", that he ardently wishes to see it incorporated, as a fundamental maxim, in the system of public credit of the United States, that the creation of debt should always be accompanied...
Page 42 - ... Union, than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State. In the extent and proper structure of the Union, therefore, we behold a Republican remedy for the diseases most incident to Republican Government. And according to the degree of pleasure and pride, we feel in being Republicans, ought to be our zeal in cherishing the spirit, and supporting the character of Federalists.
Page 7 - This authority having thus entirely passed from the States, the right to exercise it for the purpose of protection does not exist in them; and consequently, if it be not possessed by the general government, it must be extinct.

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