The Conkling and Blaine-Fry Controversy, in 1866: The Outbreak of the Life-long Feud Between the Two Great Statesmen, Roscoe Conkling and James G. Blaine

Front Cover
Press of A.G. Sherwood & Company, 1893 - New York (State) - 341 pages
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Selected pages

Contents

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 321 - JACKSON and others called for the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were ordered. The question was taken; and it was decided in the affirmative- yeas 134, nays 104, not voting 84 ... So the substitute was agreed to. ... MR. CALDWELL. I demand the yeas and nays on the passage of the bill.
Page 258 - ... in relation to any proceeding, contract, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest, or other matter or thing in which the United States is a party or directly or indirectly interested, before any department, court-martial, bureau, officer or any civil, military, or naval commission whatever...
Page 258 - ... directly or indirectly, himself, or by any other person in trust for him, or for his use or benefit, or on his account, undertake, execute, hold, or enjoy, in whole or in part, any contract or agreement, made or entered Into in behalf of the United States...
Page 24 - Contempt of that large-minded gentleman is so wilting, his haughty disdain, his grandiloquent swell, his majestic super-eminent overpowering turkey-gobbler strut, has been so crushing to myself and all the members of this House, that I know it was an act of the greatest temerity for me to venture upon a controversy with him.
Page 5 - That whatsoever is enacted, or declared for Law, by the Commons, in Parliament assembled, hath the Force of Law; and all the People of this Nation are concluded thereby, although the Consent and Concurrence of King, or House of Peers, be not had thereunto.
Page 258 - States, shall, directly or indirectly, receive, or agree to receive, any compensation whatever for any services rendered or to be rendered to any person, either by himself or another in relation to any proceeding, contract, claim, controversy, charge, accusation, arrest, or other matter or thing in which the United States is a party or directly or indirectly interested...
Page 153 - Political therefore, or civil liberty, which is that of a member of society, is no other than natural liberty so far restrained by human laws, and no farther, as is necessary and expedient for the general advantage of the public.
Page 229 - No person hereafter who holds or shall hold any office under the government of the United States, whose salary or annual compensation shall amount to the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, shall receive compensation for discharging the duties of any other office.
Page 151 - Legislature undertakes to define by statute a new offense, and provide for its punishment, it should express its will in language that need not deceive the common mind. Every man should be able to know with certainty when he is committing a crime.
Page 196 - Provost-Marshals and other military officers are hereby directed to give him free access to all their official records and correspondence, and to furnish him certified copies of any papers that he may require. By order of the SECRETARY OF WAR. CA DANA, Asi't Secretary of War.

Bibliographic information