The Pictorial History of the United States of America; From the Discovery by the Northmen in the Tenth Century to the Present Time Volume 1-2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... to be laid and levied by the legislatures of the several states, within the time agreed upon by Congress. The general legislature had the sole and exclusive power of peace and war, except in case of invasion--of sending and receiving ambassadors--entering into alliances and treaties; with a proviso, that no treaty of commerce should abridge the legislative power of the respective states, of imposing such imposts and duties on foreigners, as their people were subject to, or of prohibiting exportation or importation of any species of goods or commodities whatever--of deciding captures made on land or water--of granting letters of marque or reprisal, in time of peace--appointing courts for the trial of piracies or felonies committed on the high seas, and for the trial of appeals in all cases of captures. Congress was also empowered to determine finally all disputes and differences, which then existed or might arise, between two or more states, concerning boundary, jurisdiction, or any other cause whatever, and the manner of exercising this power was specified in the articles, no state being subject to a deprivation of territory for the benefit of the United States. The regulation of the coinage of the country, of the standards of weights and measures, of the Indian trade and affairs, of post-offices, and military and naval appointments, was also vested in Congress. A committee, called the committee of the states, was also appointed, to act during the recess of Congress, and was composed of one member from each state, or if circumstances should hinder any of the members from attending, nine were sufficient to constitute the committee. This was simply an executive committee, and had no power to engage in war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, ..
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- 189 x 246 x 17mm | 553g
- 26 Jun 2012
- Illustrations, black and white