History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Its Principal Interests, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Lewis Publishing Company, 1912 - Missouri
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Page 224 - The screams of the affrighted inhabitants running to and fro, not knowing where to go, or what to do the cries of the fowls and beasts of every species the cracking of trees falling, and the roaring of the Mississippi the current of which was retrograde for a few minutes, owing, it is supposed, to an irruption in its bed formed a scene truly horrible.
Page 236 - Provided, That the further introduction of slavery or involuntary servitude be prohibited, except for the punishment of crimes whereof the party shall have been duly convicted ; and that all children born within the said State after the admission thereof into the Union shall be free, but may be held to service until the age of twenty-five years.
Page 237 - That in all that Territory ceded by France to the United States, under the name of Louisiana, which lies north of Thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes north latitude, not included within the limits of the state contemplated by this act, slavery and involuntary servitude, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes whereof the...
Page 240 - Congress, shall never be construed to authorize the passage of any law, and that no law shall be passed in conformity thereto, by which any citizen of either of the States in this Union shall be excluded from the enjoyment of any of the privileges and immunities to which such citizen is entitled under the Constitution of the United States...
Page 587 - The object is, to give to children resources that will endure as long as life endures, habits that time will ameliorate. not destroy, occupations that will render sickness tolerable, solitude pleasant, age venerable, life more dignified and useful, and therefore death less terrible...
Page 188 - It is now refreshing, and imparts a feeling of energy and power to the beholder, to see the large and beautiful steam-boats scudding up the eddies, as though on the wing ; and when they have run out the eddy, strike the current. The foam bursts in a sheet quite over the deck. She quivers for a moment with the concussion ; and then, as though she had collected her energy, and vanquished her enemy, she resumes her stately march, and mounts against the current, five or six miles an hour.
Page 172 - ... the place of battle, and dismounting in the edge of the timber on the bluff, and hitching their horses, they rushed through a part of the Indian line, and shortly after the enemy fled, a part bearing to the right of the Sink Hole toward Bob's Creek, but the most of them taking refuge in the Sink Hole, which was close by where the main fighting had taken place. About the time the Indians were retreating.
Page 224 - February the earth was in continual agitation, visibly waving as a gentle sea. On that day there was another shock, nearly as hard as the preceding ones. Next day four such, and on the 7th...
Page 665 - Masons, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Knights of Pythias and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Page 238 - It shall be their duty, as soon as may be, to pass such laws as may be necessary 1 . To prevent free Negroes and mulattoes from coming to and settling in this state, under any pretext whatsoever; and, 2.

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