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Abbott act entitled act to incorporate amend an act approved March Axford banks and incorporations Barlow Barnes Battle Creek Beers Berrien county bill to amend bill to authorize bill to incorporate Bonham Britain Burrows Cartter Ch'n Chamberlin Clarke Colvin committee discharged committee on banks concurred Dennis discharged from further Duncan entitled an act following amendment following vote Fowle further consideration Gidley Hayden Hooker Hudson Hussey introduce a bill Ionia Irvine J. B. Pierce Jones judiciary Kellogg Kennedy Kenyon Kneeland Lansing Leach leave to introduce Lester March 31 Martin McCarty Mead Millspaugh Mining Company Montgomery Morton Movius NAYS Noyes offered the following ordered engrossed ordered laid ordered printed organization of towns Otis Plank Road Company Quackenboss read a third read twice recommend its passage Renwick report was accepted revised statutes Sackett Sedgwick Senate Sloan Snow Speaker Spencer statutes of 1846 Stockton Strowbridge third reading township whole and placed Willson Winchell YEAS Ypsilanti
Page 514 - The unity of government which constitutes you one people is also now dear to you. It is justly so, for it is a main pillar in the edifice of your real independence, the support of your tranquillity at home, your peace abroad, of your safety, of your prosperity, of that very liberty which you so highly prize.
Page 514 - The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles.
Page 514 - ... upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.
Page 515 - In contemplating the causes which may disturb our union, it occurs as matter of serious concern that any ground should have been furnished for characterizing parties by geographical discriminations Northern and Southern, Atlantic and Western; whence designing men may endeavor to excite a belief that there is a real difference of local interests and views.
Page 515 - But these considerations, however powerfully they address themselves to your sensibility, are greatly outweighed by those which apply more immediately to your interest. Here every portion of our country finds the most commanding motives for carefully guarding and preserving the union of the whole.
Page 53 - An act to appropriate the proceeds of the sales of the public lands and to grant pre-emption rights...
Page 514 - You have in a common cause, fought and triumphed together; the independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint councils, and joint efforts, of common dangers, sufferings and successes.
Page 515 - Western; whence designing men may endeavor to excite a belief that there is a real difference of local interests and views. One of the expedients of party to acquire influence within particular districts is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts. You cannot shield yourselves too much against the jealousies and heartburnings which spring from these misrepresentations...
Page 515 - IN offering to you, my countrymen, these counsels of an old and affectionate friend, I dare not hope they will make the strong and lasting impression I could wish ; that they will control the usual current of the passions, or prevent our nation from running the course which has hitherto marked the destiny of nations...