He induced Mr. W. to empower him to draw out, thus, one particular sum of trust-money, amounting to twelve six fourteen, two and nine, and employed it to meet pretended business charges and deficiencies which were either already provided for, or had never really existed.
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The Constitution empowers the Vice President to cast tie-breaking votes in the Senate.
I hope women who read the book will feel empowered.