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Page 200 - He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Certainly the best works, and of greatest merit for the public, have proceeded from the unmarried or childless men, which both in affection and means have married and endowed the public.
Page 171 - Approved, April 19th, 1864. SEC. 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall not take effect except upon the fundamental condition, that within the state of Nebraska, there shall be no denial of the elective franchise, or of any other right, to any person, by reason of race or color, excepting Indians not taxed ; and upon the further fundamental condition, that the legislature of said state...
Page 34 - to nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the senate to appoint ambassadors...
Page 199 - They have great tufts of hair hanging down their foreheads, and it seemeth that they have beards, because of the great store of hair hanging down at their chins and throats. The males have very long tails, and a great knob or flock at the end; so that in some respects they resemble the lion and in some others the camel.
Page 171 - ... the assent of the said State to the said fundamental condition, and shall transmit to the President of the United States on or before the fourth Monday in November next an authentic copy of the said act; upon the receipt whereof the President, by proclamation, shall announce the fact; whereupon, and without any further proceeding on the part of Congress, the admission of the said State into this Union shall be considered as complete.
Page 218 - Be it Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska: Section 1. That the "Nebraska State Historical Society," an organization now in existence — Robt. W. Furnas, President; James M. Woolworth and Elmer S. Dundy...
Page 183 - While conversing about these monsters, sailing quietly in clear and calm Water, we heard the noise of a rapid, into which we were about to run. I have seen nothing more dreadful. An accumulation of large and entire trees, branches, and floating islands, was issuing from The mouth of The river pekistanoui',2 with such impetuosity that we could not without great danger risk passing through it.
Page 221 - Society, and to supervise its general interests. 2. It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to perform the duty of the President in the absence of that officer, and to aid in devising means for the efficiency of the Society.
Page 199 - Finally, it is a foul and fierce beast of countenance and form of body. The horses fled from them, either because of their deformed shape) or else because they had never seen them. Their masters have no other riches nor substance: of them they eat, they drink, they apparel, they shoe themselves: and of their hides they make many things, as houses, shoes, apparel and ropes: of their bones they make bodkins: of their sinews and hairs, thread: of their horns, maws, and bladders, vessels: of their dung,...