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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents

Volume 4, part 2: John Tyler

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Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 182,717 / 549 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 33
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 548
Added to site: 2005.06.27
mnybks.net#: 10648
Genres: Politics, Biography
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his surviving family; and it is therefore respectfully submitted to Congress whether the ordinary principles of justice would not dictate the propriety of its legislative interposition. By the provisions of the fundamental law the powers and duties of the high station to which he was elected have devolved upon me, and in the dispositions of the representatives of the States and of the people will be found, to a great extent, a solution of the problem to which our institutions are for the first time subjected.

In entering upon the duties of this office I did not feel that it would be becoming in me to disturb what had been ordered by my lamented predecessor. Whatever, therefore, may have been my opinion originally as to the propriety of convening Congress at so early a day from that of its late adjournment, I found a new and controlling inducement not to interfere with the patriotic desires of the late President in the novelty of the situation in which I was so unexpectedly placed. My first wish under such

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