The Romance of Western History: Or, Sketches of History, Life, and Manners in the West

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Applegate & Company, 1857 - 420 Seiten
 

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Seite 290 - The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent; and in their property, rights, and liberty they never shall be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress; but laws founded in justice and humanity shall from time to time be made for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them.
Seite 136 - ... with smoke. Let the reader imagine the scene which followed this discharge ; the sudden spring of the horses, the shrieks of the girls, and the chivalric bustle of their partners to save them from falling. Sometimes, in spite of all that could be done to prevent it, some were thrown to the ground. If a wrist, elbow or ankle happened to be sprained, it was tied with a handkerchief, and little more was thought or said about it.
Seite 136 - The ceremony of the marriage preceded the dinner, which was a substantial backwoods feast of beef, pork, fowls, and sometimes venison and bear meat, roasted and boiled, with plenty of potatoes, cabbage, and other vegetables.
Seite 161 - My advice to you, sir, is to come or send as soon as possible. Your company is desired greatly, for the people are very uneasy, but are willing to stay and venture their lives with you; and now is the time to flusterate their (the Indians) intentions, and keep the country whilst we are in it. If we give way to them now, it will ever be the case...
Seite 85 - Shall we kill all our squaws and children, and then fight until we shall all be killed ourselves ?
Seite 178 - That the legislative authority, after the strength and maturity of the Colony will permit, consist of three branches to wit; the delegates or representatives chosen by the people; a council not exceeding twelve men possessed of landed estate who reside in the Colony, and the Proprietors.
Seite 243 - ... their ascendancy over the despots of the river, when the introduction of steam-boats at once effected a revolution. The substitution of machinery for manual labour, occasioned a vast diminution in the number of men required for the river navigation. A steam-boat, with the same crew as a barge, will carry ten times the burthen, and perform her voyage in a fifth part of the time required by the latter. The bargemen infested the whole country, by stopping frequently, and often spending their nights...
Seite 161 - If we give waj- to them now, it will ever be the case This day we start from the battle -ground for the mouth of Otter Creek, where we shall immediately erect a fort, which will be done before you can come or send; then we can send ten men to meet you if you send for them. "I am, sir, your most obedient, "DANIEL BOONE. "NB — We stood on the ground and guarded our baggage till day; and lost nothing. We have about fifteen miles to Cantuck, at Otter Creek.
Seite 131 - ... selected to try the culprits. They were condemned to receive a certain number of lashes on the bare back, from the hand of each drover. The man above alluded to was the owner of one of the bells ; when it came to his turn to use the hickory, " now," says he to the thief, " you infernal scoundrel, I'll work your jacket nineteen to the dozen — only think what a rascally figure I should make in the streets of Baltimore, without a bell on my horse...
Seite 396 - In respect to such places as have been, or shall be acquired by treaty or grant from any of the Indian princes or governments, your majesty's letters patent are not necessary ; the property of the soil vesting in the grantee by the Indian grants, subject only to your majesty's right of sovereignty over the settlements, as English settlements, and over the inhabitants as English subjects, who carry with them your majesty's laws wherever they form colonies, and receive your majesty's protection by...

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