Incidents in the Life of Jacob Barker, of New Orleans, Louisiana: With Historical Facts, His Financial Transactions with the Government and His Course on Important Political Questions, from 1800 to 1855

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الصفحة 137 - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in heaven. As some tall cliff that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm, — Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
الصفحة 260 - That the power of the several courts of the United States to issue attachments and inflict summary punishments for contempts of court, shall not be construed to extend to any cases except the misbehavior of any person or persons in the presence of the said courts...
الصفحة 111 - I insist on waiting until the large pictu're of General Washington is secured, and it requires to be unscrewed from the wall. This process was found too tedious for these perilous moments; I have ordered the frame to be broken, and the canvass taken out. It is done, and the precious portrait placed in the hands of two gentlemen of New York for safe keeping.
الصفحة 111 - Our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation. I am determined not to go myself until I see Mr. Madison safe, and he can accompany me, as I hear of much hostility towards him.
الصفحة 111 - Maryland, or fall into the hands of British soldiery, events must determine. Our kind friend, Mr. Carroll, has come to hasten my departure, and...
الصفحة 221 - Legislature, abrogating the supreme law which requires us to " do unto others as we would they should do unto us...
الصفحة 34 - ... the spirit of the government may render a rotation in the elective officers of it more congenial with their ideas of liberty and safety, that I take my leave of them as a public man...
الصفحة 117 - Our kind friend, Mr. Carroll, has come to hasten my departure, and is in a very bad humor with me, because I insist on waiting until the large picture of General Washington is secured, and it requires to be unscrewed from the wall.
الصفحة 34 - That our interest, however diversified in local and smaller matters, is the same in all the great and essential concerns of the Nation. — That the extent of our Country — the diversity of our climate and soil — and the various productions of the States consequent of both, are such as to make one part not only convenient, but perhaps indispensably necessary to the other part; — and may render the whole (at no distant period) one of the most independent in the world.
الصفحة 146 - For (to use his quaint but expressive language) "the statute is like a tyrant ; where he comes, he makes all void; but the common law is like a nursing father, and makes void only that part where the fault is, and preserves the rest.

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