To the Congress of the United States (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from To the Congress of the United StatesTo the Senators and Representatives in Congress assembled, by the undersigned, Senator elect of the State of New Mexico:By message of the President of the United States, the constitution adopted by the inhabitants of New Mexico was transmitted to the Senate, September 9th, 1850, on which day it was "read and ordered to lie on the table," and on the following day, September 10th, "ordered to be printed." September 12th, a communication of the under signed, and the accompanying memorial of the Legislature of New Mexico, the inaugural address and first message of Governor Manuel Alvarez, the memorial of the convention which framed the constitution, and the credentials of the undersigned, were ordered to "lie on the table," and, September 17th, 1850, "ordered to be printed."This is all the action which has been had on this subject; and it thus appears, (hat no answer has as yet been given to the respectful appeal of a large and important community to be admitted into the Union of the States, and to the enjoyment of all the blessings of liberty.Arguments having been presented, in Congress, based on erroneous assumptions, the undersigned will first address himself to the correction of such errors as have fallen under his observation.It has been asserted that the people of New Mexico were interfered with, and that the plan of bringing New Mexico into the Union as a State originated on the floor of the Senate.That the people of New Mexico were regardless of Presidential mes sages, or speeches in either branch of Congress, or letters from distinguished members of either branch of Congress, it is not meant to assert. All these were esteemed good sources of information. And that one set of arguments should prevail, and another be rejected, does not, it is conceived, establish any constitutional objection to the claim of New Mexico to representation in the National legislature. To make valid the objection that the Executive or other branch of government interfered in the State movement, it must be shewn that such interference prevented the expression of the popular will, and that the same is not presented in the constitution now before Congress for its consideration. Mere interference, if proven, makes no valid objection.Accordingly, in the speech of July 17th 1850, of a distinguished representative of Virginia, (Mr. Bayly,) the object of which was to "establish" that the admission of New Mexico, when "consummated," "would be one of the grossest outrages, and most flagrant violations of the Constitution, which have ever been perpetrated," the charge is distinctly made, that the constitution now before Congress, was made in Washington city, sent to New Mexico, and there adopted by the dictation of the military commander.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.