History of Alabama and Incidentally of Georgia and Mississippi, from the Earliest Period (Google eBook)

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Webb Book Company, 1900 - Alabama - 773 pages
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Page 56 - State, of the five per cent. of the net proceeds of the sales of the public lands within the...
Page 708 - State who are loyal to the United States, and no others, for the purpose of altering or amending the constitution thereof; and with authority to exercise, within the limits of said State, all the powers necessary and proper to enable such loyal people of the State of North Carolina to restore said State to its constitutional relations to the Federal Government...
Page 267 - More effectually to answer the design of his commission, he ate, drank, slept, danced, dressed and painted himself, with the Indians, so that it was not easy to distinguish him from the natives, he married also with them, and being endued with a strong understanding and retentive memory, he soon learned their dialect, and...
Page 268 - He, at the same time, inflated the artless savages with a prodigious high opinion of their own importance in the American scale of power, on account of the situation of their country, their martial disposition and the great number of their warriors, which would baffle all the efforts of the ambitious and ill-designing British colonists.
Page 510 - Your blood is white. You have taken my talk, and the sticks, and the wampum, and the hatchet, but you do not mean to fight. I know the reason. You do not believe the Great Spirit has sent me. You shall know. I leave Tuckhabatchee directly, and shall go straight to Detroit. When I arrive there, I will stamp on the ground with my foot and shake down every house in Tuckhabatchee.
Page 245 - French,' they replied, making a thousand friendly demonstrations to the voyagers, who accompanied the missionary, and presenting them with provisions. While the father was preparing his altar, a flock of bustards passed, and the voyagers fired at them the only two guns they had, without thinking of re-loading, as mass had already commenced. The Indians...
Page 460 - Captain Shaumberg, of the 2d regiment of the United States army, and commandant of Fort Stoddart, do hereby pronounce you man and wife. Go home! behave yourselves multiply and replenish the Tensaw country...
Page 566 - Some yearn before he was attacked by two warriors, who shouted their war-whoop as he was kneeling down to drink, and rushed upon him with their tomahawks. He knifed them both, and though bleeding from five wounds, he retraced their trail nine miles ; crept stealthily to their camp, brained three sleeping warriors, and cut the thongs of a female prisoner who lay by their side.

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