Official Letter Books of W.C.C. Claiborne, 1801-1816, Volume 6

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State department of archives and history, 1917 - Louisiana
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Page 228 - That if any person shall, within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, begin or set on foot, or provide or prepare the means for, any military expedition or enterprise, to be carried on from thence against the territory or dominions of any foreign prince or state, or of any colony, district, or people, with whom the United States are [at] peace, every person, so offending, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be fined not exceeding three thousand dollars, and imprisoned...
Page 9 - ... after which the number and proportion of representatives shall be regulated by the legislature ; provided that no person be eligible or qualified to act as a representative unless he shall have been a citizen of one of the United States three years and be a resident in the district, or unless he shall have resided in the district three years, and in either case shall likewise hold in his own right, in fee simple, two hundred acres of land within the same.
Page 10 - ... acres of land in the district having been a citizen of one of the states and being resident in the district; or the like freehold and two years...
Page 228 - That if any person shall within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States begin or set on foot or provide or prepare the means for any military expedition or enterprise to be carried on from thence against the territory or dominions of any foreign prince or state with whom the United States are at peace...
Page 294 - ... banditti. The length of time they were permitted to continue their evil practices added much to their strength, and led the people here to view their course as less vicious. Measures tending to the prevention of crimes can alone relieve us from the distress of punishing them. Had such measures, in relation to the offenders in question, been earlier taken, we should not have to lament the frequency of their commission. I have been at great pains to convince the people of the state that smuggling...
Page 228 - States begin or set on foot or provide or prepare the means for any military expedition or enterprise to be carried on from thence against the territory or dominions of any foreign prince or state with whom the United States are at peace, every such person so offending shall upon conviction be adjudged guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall suffer fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court in which the conviction shall be had, so as that such fine shall not exceed three thousand dollars...
Page 230 - Whereas, I have received information that upon or near the shores of Lake Barataria, within the limits and the jurisdiction of this State, a considerable number of bandits, composed of individuals of different nations, have armed and equipped several vessels for the avowed purpose of cruising on the high seas, and committing depredations and piracies on the vessels of nations at peace with the United States...
Page 189 - States for his final ratification, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States. In testimony whereof, I have caused the seal of the United States to be hereunto affixed. Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, the...
Page 135 - I have the honor to enclose you a copy of a letter, which confirms my suspicions of the British interference with our Indian affairs in this country.
Page 230 - ... and property of the good citizens of this State, I have thought proper to issue this my proclamation, hereby commanding the persons engaged as aforesaid in such unlawful acts to cease therefrom and forthwith to disperse and separate; and I do charge and require all officers, civil and military, in this State...

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