Report of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico Volume 1

Report of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of the State of New Mexico Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...considered, we will indulge the remark, that few questions of more personal importance to many, and general importance to all, can arise in New Mexico, than that we have been discussing, and about which we have announced conclusions. To be a subject under a despotism i to be naked of political rights. To be a citizen of the United States in New Mexico, elevates the man to being virtually his own legislator. This is a position not to be lightly esteemed. This great right should not be trifled with by those who enjoy it. Those who knowingly and willfully pushed it aside or trampled it under their feet, after the treaty offered it to their hands, must place to-their own charge their great loss. They should have estimated more justly the strength, progress, and justice of the government inviting their allegiance. It is but truth and justice to say that many of those reputed to have made their election adverse to the United States, are among the men of the highest standing, for intelligence, worth, a.nd patriotism, in the territory. As deeply as we may regret this citizen condition, still it is one of their own seeking, and from which they have a m-ode of extrication. The pathway of the bench is where the law and duty leads them. They are not to suffer their ears to be corrupted by the whispers that there are those who have personal political interests involved in this question. The breath of the demagogue, whose odor is always filthy to the upright, just, and strong spirit, is inconceivably so, when attempted to be suffused towards the tribunal of justice. It is no part of the duty of these tribunals to ravish men into the rights of citizenship of the United States, who, in an evil hour, mocked at the privileges offered, and are as more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236931645
  • 9781236931641