Address to the Nation on Iran Arms and Contra Aid

  My fellow Americans: I've spoken to you from this historic office on many occasions…

The Nature, Importance, and Means of Eminent Holiness Throughout the Church

Published in The American National Preacher 10, 1&2 (June-July 1835). Matthew 16:3: Can ye not discern the…

A Plea for the West

…It is certain that the glorious things spoken of the church and of the world,…

Special Message to Congress on Mexican Relations

James K. Polk, “Special Message to Congress on Mexican Relations,” May 11, 1846. Online by…

Letter to James Madison

We all look with great anxiety to the result of the Convention at Philadelphia.  Indeed…

Cannibals All!

We are, all, North and South, engaged in the White Slave Trade, and he who…

Sociology for the South, or, The Failure of Free Society

George Fitzhugh, Sociology for the South, or, The Failure of Free Society (Richmond: Morris, 1854).…

Slavery in Light of Social Ethics

…The coercion of slavery alone to form man to habits of labor. Without it, there…

Letter to Daniel Webster

I return my thanks for the copy of your late very powerful Speech in the…

Speech on the Presidential Veto of the Bank Bill

Mr. President, no one will deny the high importance of the subject now before us.…

The Webster-Hayne Debates

[This is an abridged version of the document.]   Speech of Senator Robert Y. Hayne…

Motion on Taxation of Louisiana and Speech in Support of the Motion

A motion was made by Mr. Adams, that the following resolutions be adopted, to wit:…

Platform of the Alabama Democracy

Resolved by the Democracy of the State of Alabama, in Convention assembled, That holding all…

The African Problem and the Method of its Solution

I am seriously impressed with a sense of the responsibility of my position to-night. I…

The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States

IV. OUR ELEVATION IN THE UNITED STATES That very little comparatively as ye has been…

Speech on Independence Day

Why is it, Friends and Fellow Citizens, that you are here assembled? Why is it,…

An Address…Celebrating the Declaration of Independence

Fellow Citizens, Until within a few days before that which we have again assembled to…

A General Review of the debate on the Compromise Bills

--excerpts-- Mr. President [of the Senate], I approach now to the question of what the…

An Embargo Without Object!!

Embargoes have been heretofore in all countries laid for some good cause, but we have…

Remark in the New York Evening Post

Toast.—A gentleman just from Canada says the standing toast there is "Long life to Jefferson…

Editorial in the New York Evening Post

Embargo.—The eight years of Mr. Jeffersons administration are about to expire. He came to the…

The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth

The same arrogance and insolence appear in the federal papers, let our political situation be…

Milan Decree

AMSTERDAM, Dec. 30, 1807 "We have to inform you that this morning we received Official…

Berlin Decree

From our Imperial Camp at Berlin, November 21, 1806. Napoleon, Emperor of the French and…

Letter to Philip Schuyler

...The business of the Convention is going on very slowly and it is still in…

The Bible at the Center of the Modern University

Baptist Fundamentals, Being Addresses Delivered at the Pre-Convention Conference, Buffalo, New York, June 21 and…

On the Nature of Virtue

As almost every part of our knowledge involves some questions, which are beyond the reach…

Editorial in The Gazette of the United States, 1794

From the Gazette of the United States, in Answer to the foregoing. Mr. Fenno, I…

Editorial To the Assembly of the State of Tennessee

To the honorable the Gen. Assembly of the State of Tennessee. The petition of a…

Manual of Independence

Toasts1. The day we celebrate . . . May it never return unless to find…

Baltimore Federal Republic Editorial

"If we attempt to circumscribe the means which have enabled us to arrive at the…

A Modest Proposal

Should the Federalists and Minority-men recommend the removal of the embargo, previous to the repeal…

Foreign Intelligence

The inhabitants of the United States appear to differ totally from the government, with respect…

State of the Union Address (1836)

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: Addressing to you the…

State of the Union Address (1835)

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: In the discharge of…

State of the Union Address (1834)

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: In performing my duty…

State of the Union Address (1833)

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: On your assembling to…

State of the Union Address (1832)

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: It gives me pleasure…

State of the Union Address (1831)

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: The representation of the…

State of the Union (1829)

Source: James D. Richardson, ed., A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents,…

State of the Union (1830)

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: The pleasure I have…

State of the Union Address (1828)

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: If the enjoyment in…

State of the Union Address (1827)

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: A revolution of the…

State of the Union Address (1826)

Fellow Citizens of the Senate and of the House of Representatives: The assemblage of the…

State of the Union Address (1824)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: The view which I have now to…

State of the Union Address (1823)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: Many important subjects will claim your attention…

State of the Union Address (1822)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: Many causes unite to make your present…

State of the Union Address (1821)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: The progress of our affairs since the…

State of the Union Address (1820)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: In communicating to you a just view…

State of the Union Address (1819)

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: The public buildings being advanced to a…
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