What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
A History of the State of New York: From the First Discovery of the Country ...
F. S. (Francis Smith) Eastman
No preview available - 2012
administration Albany Americans appointed army Arnold arrived ARTICLE assembly attack bank boats Britain British Canada canal capture Champe Champlain Canal citizens Clinton colonies command commenced Congress constitution continental congress controversy convention council court Creek Crown Point declared defence detachment Dutch elected enemy England English enterprise execution expedition feet fleet force French Genesee George Clinton Give some account Grants Hampshire Grants Hudson hundred important Indians inhabitants Island killed Lake Champlain Lake Erie Lake Ontario land legislature Lieut lieutenant governor Livingston ment miles militia Mohawk Mohawk river navigation Niagara Oneida Onondaga operations party passed person Philip Livingston possession present President principal prisoners proceeded received retired retreat returned river Sackett's Harbor Schuyler senate Seneca Seneca river settlements soon surrender thousand Ticonderoga tion took town troops Ulster county United vessels village votes Washington wounded York
Page 224 - In all 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 libelous, 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 227 - Legislature so next chosen, as aforesaid, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each house, then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amendment or amendments to the people, in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe...
Page 210 - Each house shall keep a journal of its proceedings, and publish the same, except such parts as may require secrecy. The doors of each house shall be kept open, except when the public welfare shall require secrecy.
Page 172 - But no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice President of the United States.
Page 226 - ... 18. All grants of land within this State, made by the King of Great Britain, or persons acting under his authority, after the fourteenth day of October, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, shall be null and void ; but nothing contained in this Constitution shall affect any grants of land within this State, made by the authority of the said king or his predecessors, or shall annul any charters to bodies politic and corporate, by him or them made...
Page 226 - Such parts of the common law, and of the acts of the Legislature of the colony of New York, as together did form the law of the said colony...
Page 166 - The judicial Power of the United States shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The Judges, both of the supreme and...
Page 147 - Buoyed above the terror of death by the consciousness of a life devoted to honorable pursuits, and stained with no action that can give me remorse, I trust that the request I make to your Excellency at this serious period, and which is to soften my last moments, will not be rejected. Sympathy towards a soldier will surely induce your Excellency and a military tribunal to adapt the mode of my death to the feelings of a man of honor.
Page 216 - Upon conviction for treason, he shall have power to suspend the execution of the sentence, until the case shall be reported to the Legislature at its next meeting, when the Legislature shall either pardon, or commute the sentence, direct the execution of the sentence, or grant a further reprieve.
Page 160 - Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquillity, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. ARTICLE I. SECTION I. — All Legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives. SECTION II.