It is scarcely questioned that this provision was intended by those who made it for the reclaiming of what we call fugitive slaves; and the intention of the lawgiver is the law.
To avoid misconstruction of what I have said, I depart from my purpose not to speak of particular amendments so far as to say that, holding such a provision to now be implied Constitutional law, I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable.
Resolved, That in the opinion of Congress it is expedient, that on the second Monday of May next a convention of delegates, who shall have been appointed by the several States, be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose OF REVISING THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such ALTERATIONS AND PROVISIONS
THEREIN, as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and confirmed by the States, render the federal Constitution ADEQUATE TO THE EXIGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE UNION.
One cartload of the enemy's provisions
is equivalent to twenty of one's own, and likewise a single picul of his provender is equivalent to twenty from one's own store.
The army, therefore, continued to besiege Boston, preventing the enemy from obtaining supplies of provisions
, but without taking any immediate measures to get possession of the town.
The Shoshokoes, whom they had met with in such scanty numbers on their journey down the river, now absolutely thronged its banks to profit by the abundance of salmon, and lay up a stock for winter provisions
They were in a country abounding with deer and wild turkeys, so that there was no stint of provisions
, and every one appeared cheerful and contented.
murmured Raoul; "if all are going to do as I am, provisions
will not be wanted.
I'll run the machine myself, and we'll lay in a stock of provisions
to stand a siege.
Contrary winds first put us to the northward, and we were obliged to put in at Galway, in Ireland, where we lay wind-bound two-and-twenty days; but we had this satisfaction with the disaster, that provisions
were here exceeding cheap, and in the utmost plenty; so that while we lay here we never touched the ship's stores, but rather added to them.
A scruple of this kind would deprive us of one of the principal advantages to be expected from union, and can only flow from a misapprehension of the nature of the provision
If that is called imprudence, I wonder what would be called a thoughtful provision
against the vicissitudes of fortune.