Three Years in North America, Volume 1
R. Cadell, 1833 - 544 pages
An English lawyer travels to the United States, moving widely up and down the East Coast from New England to the Carolinas, discussing current events, agricultural matters, slavery, and so on.
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Page 333 - Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments, on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right ; and no law shall be passed to restrain, or abridge, the liberty of speech, or of the press.
Page 333 - In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libellous is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.
Page 30 - The people of the State of New York, by the Grace of God, Free and Independent...
Page 484 - I shall esteem myself the happiest of men, if I can be instrumental in recommending my country more and more to your Majesty's royal benevolence, and of restoring an entire esteem, confidence, and affection, or, in better words, the old good nature and the old good humor between people, who, though separated by an ocean, and under different governments, have the same language, a similar religion, and kindred blood.
Page 288 - The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
Page 201 - I have but to give stretch to the Indian forces under my direction, and they amount to thousands, to overtake the hardened enemies of Great Britain and America; I consider them the same wherever they may lurk.
Page 483 - Sir,— The United States of America have appointed me their minister plenipotentiary to your Majesty, and have directed me to deliver to your Majesty this letter which contains the evidence of it. It is in obedience to their express commands, that I have the honor to assure your Majesty of their unanimous disposition and desire to cultivate the most friendly and liberal intercourse between your Majesty's subjects and their citizens, and of their best wishes for your Majesty's health and happiness,...
Page 486 - I was so attentive, heard so clearly, and understood so perfectly, as to be confident of all his words or sense...
Page 212 - permission to attend her husband. Though I was ready to believe (for I had experienced) that patience and fortitude in a supreme degree were to be found, as well as every other virtue, under the most tender forms, I was astonished at this proposal. After so long an agitation of...