Pioneer Reminiscences of Puget Sound: The Tragedy of Leschi ... (Google eBook)

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Lowman & Hanford Stationary and Print. Company, 1905 - Frontier and pioneer life - 554 pages
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Page 396 - The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in case of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it.
Page 178 - I say from these natives, together with my own observations, I have learned that the four most capital rivers on the continent of North America, viz. : the St. Lawrence, the Mississippi, the River Bourbon and the Oregon, or the River of the West (as I hinted in my introduction), have their sources in the same neighborhood.
Page 226 - No Indian nation or tribe within the territory of the United States shall be acknowledged or recognized as <in independent nation, tribe or power with whom the United States may contract by treaty...
Page 229 - When the conquest is complete, and the conquered inhabitants can be ,, , blended with the conquerors, *or safely governed as a distinct people, -" public opinion, which not even the conqueror can disregard, imposes these restraints upon him ; and he cannot neglect them, without injury to his fame, and hazard to his power.
Page 29 - I had asked for, and that night the steward handed me a bottle of wine for the "missus," which I knew instinctively came from the old captain. The baby's Sunday visit to the ship; the Sunday dinner in the cabin; the presents of delicacies that followed, even from the gruff mate, made me feel that under all this roughness...
Page 422 - We, the jury, find the defendant guilty as charged in the indictment, and fix his punishment at ten years in the penitentiary.
Page 59 - Bay, a breadth of sheltered calmness, when I, lifting sleepy eyelids for a dreamy stare about, was suddenly aware of a vast white shadow in the water. What cloud, piled massive on the horizon, could cast an image so sharp in outline, so full of vigorous detail of surface? No cloud, as my stare, no longer dreaming, presently discovered no cloud, but a cloud compeller.
Page 488 - Nesqualy, and an arduous march of three days on foot, across streams and rivers and by an exceedingly rough trail, they reached Cowlitz with bleeding feet, famished and broken down. Their object was to see the blackgown and hear him speak of the great Spirit.
Page 409 - ... all of them sent the most friendly messages, declaring that they would fight no more, and that they were all of one mind for peace. I answered them, that if such was the case, they must come and see me. After a while Ow-hi and Te-vi-as came over, and we had a long talk about the war, its origin, &c. Ow-hi related the whole history of the Walla- Walla treaty, and concluded by saying that the war commenced from that moment ; that the treaty was the cause of all the deaths by fighting since that...
Page 229 - But the tribes of Indians inhabiting this country were fierce savages, whose occupation was war, and whose subsistence was drawn chiefly from the forest. To leave them in possession of their country, was to leave the country a wilderness; to govern them as a distinct people, was impossible, because they were as brave and as high spirited as they were fierce, and were ready to repel by arms every attempt on their independence.

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