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The President's message. The message of President Johnson to the Congress begins by expressing thanks to God, in the name of the people, for the presentation of the Union, alludes to the death of the late Chief Magistrate with expressions of deep regret, and modestly expresses great diffidence in his own ability to support the heavy responsibility cast upon him by that event. Then follows a glowing tribute to the Constitution of the United States, calling especial attention to its powers of self-preservation. "It has power to enforce the laws, punish treason, and insure domestic tranquillity;" and "the best security for the perpetual existence of the States is the supreme authority of the Constitution." "The perpetuity of the Constitution brings with the perpetuity of the States; their mutual relation makes us what we are, and in political system their connexion is indispensable. The whole cannot exist without nor the parts without the whole. So long as the Constitu