The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries

John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Henry Phelps Johnston, Martha Joanna Lamb, Nathan Gillett Pond
A. S. Barnes., 1885

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The Seventh Regiment at the Capitol in 1861 BrigadierGeneral Egbert L Viele
FacSimile Extract of Proceedings of Union Defense Committee
Wall Street in the Civil War George Rutledge Gibson
Unpublished Letters from MajorGeneral Phillips to MajorGeneral Heath in 1777 and 1778
President Buchanan A Bit of Secret History Unfolded Honorable Horatio King
Notes Queries and Replies 101 210 321 412 516 621
Portrait of General John A Dix
Portrait of Robert Toombs Secretary of State of the Confederacy
Portrait of Judah P Benjamin Attorney General of the Confederacy
Outline Map of Fort Moultrie
Cincinnati with the War Fever General Henry M Cist
Fort Sumter from the Battery at Charleston April 13 1861
The Charleston Convention General John Cochrane 148 623
The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes Honorable James W Gerard
Presidential Elections Historically Considered Professor E W Gilliam
John Breckinridge A Democrat of the Old Régime Ethelbert D Warfield
Original Settlement of the City of Hudson
General Grants Resting Place Its Historical Associations Mrs Martha J Lamb
Northern View of the Hudson River from the Clermont Bluff
The Old Livingston Mansion New York City
St Michaels Church and ChurchYard New York City
Washingtons First Public Service T J Chapman
Baltimore in 1861 MajorGeneral John C Robinson
State Flag of South Carolina
Confederate BombProof Battery No 1
Portrait of General Meredith Read

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Seite 519 - I think a general government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and I believe further, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other.
Seite 371 - Resolved, that provision ought to be made for the admission of states lawfully arising within the limits of the United States, whether from a voluntary junction of government and territory, or otherwise, with the consent of a number of voices in the national legislature less than the whole.
Seite 371 - ... that the national legislature ought to be empowered to enjoy the legislative rights vested in Congress by the Confederation, and moreover to legislate in all cases to which the separate states are incompetent, or in which the harmony of the United States may be interrupted by the exercises of individual legislation, to negative all laws passed by the several states contravening in the opinion of the national legislature the Articles of Union or any treaty subsisting under the authority of the...
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Seite 372 - That a national government ought to be established, consisting of a supreme Legislative, Executive and Judiciary.
Seite 372 - Resolved, that the amendments which shall be offered to the Confederation, by the Convention, ought, at a proper time or times, after the approbation of Congress, to be submitted to an assembly or assemblies of representatives, recommended by the several Legislatures, to be expressly chosen by the people to consider and decide thereon.
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