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Maine (Maine, United States) (search for this): article 9
of Ticonderoga in the name of the great Jehovah and the American Congress. New Hampshire is here — her fame is illustrated by memorable annals, and still more lately as the birthplace of him who won for himself the name of "Defender of the Constitution, " and who wrote that letter to John Taylor, which has been enshrined in the hearts of his countrymen. Massachusetts is not here. Some member said she is coming.--I hope so, said Mr. Tyler, and that she will bring with her her daughter Maine. I did not believe that it could well be that the voice which, in other times, was so familiar to her ears, had been addressed to her in vain. Connecticut is here, and she comes, I doubt not, in the spirit of Roger Sherman, whose name, with our very children, has become a household word, and who was, in life, the embodiment of that practical sense which befits the great lawgivers and constructors of governments. Rhode Island, the land of Roger Williams, is here--one of the two last St
New Hampshire (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): article 9
o be respected by future generations with grateful applause. This is an honor higher than the mountains; more enduring than monumental alabaster. Yes, Virginia's voice, as in the olden time, has been heard. Her sister States meet her this day at the council board. Vermont is here, bringing with her the memories of the past, reviving in the memories of all, her Ethan Allen, and his demand for the surrender of Ticonderoga in the name of the great Jehovah and the American Congress. New Hampshire is here — her fame is illustrated by memorable annals, and still more lately as the birthplace of him who won for himself the name of "Defender of the Constitution, " and who wrote that letter to John Taylor, which has been enshrined in the hearts of his countrymen. Massachusetts is not here. Some member said she is coming.--I hope so, said Mr. Tyler, and that she will bring with her her daughter Maine. I did not believe that it could well be that the voice which, in other times, was
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): article 9
ign States. And here, too, is Delaware, the land of the Bayards and the Roneys, whose soil at Brandywine was moistened by the blood of Virginia's youthful Monroe. Here is Maryland, whose massive columns wield into line with those of Virginia in the contest for glory, and whose State-House at Annapolis was the theatre of the spectacle of a successful commander, who after liberating his country gladly ungirthed his sword and laid it down upon the altar of that country.--Then comes Pennsylvania, rich in revolutionary lore, bringing with her the deathless names of Franklin and Morris, and I trust ready to renew from the belfry of Independence Hall, the chimes of the old bell which announced freedom and independence in former days. All hail to North Carolina with her Mecklenburg declaration in her hand, standing erect on the ground of her own probity and firmness in the cause of the public liberty, and represented in other attributes by her Marion, and in the assembly by her
Wisconsin (Wisconsin, United States) (search for this): article 9
ble States of Indiana and Illinois and Ohio, who have grown up into powerful States, already grand, potent, and almost imperial. Tennessee is not here, but is coming — prevented from being here only by the floods which have swollen her rivers. When she arrives she will wear the badges on her warrior crest of victories won in company with the great West on many an ensanguined plain, and standards torn from the hands of the conquerors at Waterloo. Missouri, and lowa, and Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, still linger behind, but it may be hoped that their hearts are with us in the great work we have to do. The eyes of the whole country are turned to this hall, and to this assembly in expectation and hope. I trust, gentlemen, that you may prove yourselves worthy of the great occasion. Our ancestors probably committed a blunder in not having fixed upon every fifth decade for a call of a general Convention to assemble and reform the Constitution. On the contrary they ha
Virginia (Virginia, United States) (search for this): article 9
to have been prepared under the supervision of Mr. Lincoln. They are as follows: Whereas, resolutions of the State of Virginia have been communicated to the General Assembly of this State, proposing the appointment of Commissioners by the sev Resolved, That the appointment of Commissioners by the State of Illinois, in response to the invitation of the State of Virginia, is not an expression of opinion on the part of this State that any amendment of the Federal Constitution is requis the security of their rights; nor an approval of the basis of settlement of our difficulties proposed by the State of Virginia; but it is an expression of our willingness to unite with the State of Virginia in an earnest effort to adjust the State of Virginia in an earnest effort to adjust the present unhappy controversy in the spirit in which the Constitution was, originally framed, and consistently with its principles. Resolved, That while we are willing to appoint Commissioners to meet in Convention with those of other States, for
North Carolina (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): article 9
glory, and whose State-House at Annapolis was the theatre of the spectacle of a successful commander, who after liberating his country gladly ungirthed his sword and laid it down upon the altar of that country.--Then comes Pennsylvania, rich in revolutionary lore, bringing with her the deathless names of Franklin and Morris, and I trust ready to renew from the belfry of Independence Hall, the chimes of the old bell which announced freedom and independence in former days. All hail to North Carolina with her Mecklenburg declaration in her hand, standing erect on the ground of her own probity and firmness in the cause of the public liberty, and represented in other attributes by her Marion, and in the assembly by her distinguished son at no great distance from me. Four daughters of Virginia also cluster around the council board on the invitation of their ancient mother — the eldest, Kentucky, whose sons, under that intrepid warrior Anthony Wayne, gave freedom of settlement to th
New York State (New York, United States) (search for this): article 9
is here, and she comes, I doubt not, in the spirit of Roger Sherman, whose name, with our very children, has become a household word, and who was, in life, the embodiment of that practical sense which befits the great lawgivers and constructors of governments. Rhode Island, the land of Roger Williams, is here--one of the two last States, in her jealousy of the public liberty, to give in her adhesion to the Constitution, and among the earliest to hasten to its rescue. The great Empire State of New York, represented thus far but by one delegate, is daily expected in fuller force to join in the great work of healing the discontents of the times, and restoring the reign of fraternal feeling. New Jersey is also here, with the memories of the past covering her all over. Trenton and Princeton live immortal in story. The plains of the last, incrimsoned with the hearts' blood of Virginia's sons. Among her delegation, I rejoice to recognize a gallant son of a signer of the immortal De
New Jersey (New Jersey, United States) (search for this): article 9
he great lawgivers and constructors of governments. Rhode Island, the land of Roger Williams, is here--one of the two last States, in her jealousy of the public liberty, to give in her adhesion to the Constitution, and among the earliest to hasten to its rescue. The great Empire State of New York, represented thus far but by one delegate, is daily expected in fuller force to join in the great work of healing the discontents of the times, and restoring the reign of fraternal feeling. New Jersey is also here, with the memories of the past covering her all over. Trenton and Princeton live immortal in story. The plains of the last, incrimsoned with the hearts' blood of Virginia's sons. Among her delegation, I rejoice to recognize a gallant son of a signer of the immortal Declaration, which announced to the world that thirteen Provinces had become thirteen Independent and Sovereign States. And here, too, is Delaware, the land of the Bayards and the Roneys, whose soil at Brand
Brandywine (Maryland, United States) (search for this): article 9
ersey is also here, with the memories of the past covering her all over. Trenton and Princeton live immortal in story. The plains of the last, incrimsoned with the hearts' blood of Virginia's sons. Among her delegation, I rejoice to recognize a gallant son of a signer of the immortal Declaration, which announced to the world that thirteen Provinces had become thirteen Independent and Sovereign States. And here, too, is Delaware, the land of the Bayards and the Roneys, whose soil at Brandywine was moistened by the blood of Virginia's youthful Monroe. Here is Maryland, whose massive columns wield into line with those of Virginia in the contest for glory, and whose State-House at Annapolis was the theatre of the spectacle of a successful commander, who after liberating his country gladly ungirthed his sword and laid it down upon the altar of that country.--Then comes Pennsylvania, rich in revolutionary lore, bringing with her the deathless names of Franklin and Morris, and I
Ticonderoga (New York, United States) (search for this): article 9
is grand and magnificent result. To have our names enrolled in the Capitol, to be respected by future generations with grateful applause. This is an honor higher than the mountains; more enduring than monumental alabaster. Yes, Virginia's voice, as in the olden time, has been heard. Her sister States meet her this day at the council board. Vermont is here, bringing with her the memories of the past, reviving in the memories of all, her Ethan Allen, and his demand for the surrender of Ticonderoga in the name of the great Jehovah and the American Congress. New Hampshire is here — her fame is illustrated by memorable annals, and still more lately as the birthplace of him who won for himself the name of "Defender of the Constitution, " and who wrote that letter to John Taylor, which has been enshrined in the hearts of his countrymen. Massachusetts is not here. Some member said she is coming.--I hope so, said Mr. Tyler, and that she will bring with her her daughter Maine. I di
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