Letterbook 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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urged by their agent, with care and attention, and after full examination, and consideration, unanimously concur in the opinion that the case presented for their investigation, not is not such a one as will justify or authorize any interposition by this Government in any manner whatsoever. The wrongs complained of, are not alleged to be committed by any of the officers of the or under the authority of its Government, in any manner whatever. The allegations in the petition relate to the acts of the citizens, and inhabitants, and authorities of the State of , of which the petitioners, were at the time citizens or inhabitants. The grievances complained of in the petitions, are alleged to have been done in the territory of the State of .
The committee under these circumstances, have not considered themselves justified in inquiring into the truth or falshood of the facts charged in the petition.
If they are true the petitioners must seek relief in the courts of Judicature of the State of , of or of the , which has the appropriate jurisdiction to administer full and adequate redress for the wrongs complained of, and doubtless will do so fairly and impartially; or, the petitioners may if they see proper, apply to the justice and magnanimity of the State of An appeal which the committee feel justified in believing will never be made in vain by the injured or oppressed. It can never be presumed that a either wants the power or lacks the disposition, to redress the wrongs of its own citizens, committed within her own territory, whether they proceed from the lawless acts of her officers or any other persons.
The committee therefore report that they recommend the passage of the following resolutions:
Resolved, That the committee on the Judicary be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial in this case; and that the memorialists have leave to withdraw the papers which accompany their memorial. [p. 130]
urged by their agent, with care and attention, and after full examination, and consideration, unanimously concur in the opinion that the case presented for their investigation, is not such a one as will justify or authorize any interposition by this Government . The wrongs complained of, are not alleged to be committed by any of the officers of the or under the authority of its Government, in any manner whatever. The allegations in the petition relate to the acts of the citizens, and inhabitants, and authorities of the State of , of which the petitioners, were at the time citizens or inhabitants. The grievances complained of in the petitions, are alleged to have been done in the territory of the State of .
The committee under these circumstances, have not considered themselves justified in inquiring into the truth or falshood of the facts charged in the petition.
If they are true the petitioners must seek relief in the courts of Judicature of the State of , or of the , which has the appropriate jurisdiction to administer full and adequate redress for the wrongs complained of, and doubtless will do so fairly and impartially; or, the petitioners may if they see proper, apply to the justice and magnanimity of the State of — An appeal which the committee feel justified in believing will never be made in vain by the injured or oppressed. It can never be presumed that a either wants the power or lacks the disposition, to redress the wrongs of its own citizens, committed within her own territory, whether they proceed from the lawless acts of her officers or any other persons.
The committee therefore report that they recommend the passage of the following resolutions:
Resolved, That the committee on the Judicary be discharged from the further consideration of the memorial in this case; and that the memorialists have leave to withdraw the papers which accompany their memorial. [p. 130]
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