Portrait and Biographical Album of Midland County, Mich: Containing Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County ... Also Containing a Complete History of the County from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time (Google eBook)
Chapman Brothers, 1884 - Midland County (Mich.) - 433 pages
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Page i - July; and at the same time, it was voted that a committee be appointed to prepare a Declaration to the effect of the resolution. This committee was elected by ballot, on the following day, and consisted of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston.
Page 43 - During these years he worked hard at his profession, and frequently had one or more duels on hand, one. of which, when he killed Dickenson, was especially disgraceful. In January, 1796, the Territory of Tennessee then containing nearly eighty thousand inhabitants, the people met in convention at Knoxville to frame a constitution. Five were sent from each of the eleven counties. Andrew Jackson was one of the delegates. The new State was entitled to but one member in the National House of Representatives....
Page 189 - I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Page 60 - He was elected by a large majority, and on the 1 4th of October, 1839, took the oath of office at Nashville. In 1841, his term of office expired, and he was again the candidate of the Democratic party, but was defeated. On the 4th of March, 1845, Mr. Polk was inaugurated President of the United States. The verdict of the...