A HISTORY OF ILLINOIS (Google eBook)

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Page 20 - ... provided however, and it is further understood and declared that the boundaries of these three states, shall be subject so far to be altered, that if Congress shall hereafter find it expedient, they shall have authority to form one or two states in that part of the said territory which lies north of an east and west line drawn through the southerly bend or extreme of lake Michigan...
Page 256 - And we declare with words of soberness, that an angel of God came down from heaven, and he brought and laid before our eyes, that we beheld and saw the plates, and the engravings thereon...
Page 215 - And also that part of the eighth section of Article one of the Constitution of the United States, which gives to Congress the power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the States and with the Indian tribes.
Page 241 - All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.
Page 29 - He was the mildest mannered man That ever scuttled ship or cut a throat. With such true breeding of a gentleman, You never- could divine his real thought. No courtier could, and scarcely woman can Gird more deceit within a petticoat. Pity he loved adventurous life's variety, He was so great a loss to good society.
Page 121 - ... light of the moon that they were gentlemen who did not wear hats, by which token I knew they were no friends of mine. I therefore made a retrograde movement, and recovered my former position, where I remained some time, meditating what further I could do in the service of my country, when a random ball came whistling by my ear, and plainly whispered to me, " Stranger, you have no further business here.
Page 34 - In all cases where free persons were punishable by fine under the criminal laws of the State, servants were to be punished by whipping, at the rate of twenty lashes for every eight dollars fine. No person was to buy of, sell to, or trade with a slave or servant, without the consent of his master ; and for so doing, was to forfeit four times the value of the article bought, sold, or traded. Lazy and disorderly servants were to be corrected by stripes, on the order of a justice of the peace. These...
Page 337 - ... military force in open resistance to the posse comitatus and the militia of the State, most probably would have amounted to treason. But if those opponents merely intended to use the process of the law, the militia of the State, and the posse comitatus, as catspaws to compass the possession of their persons for the purpose of murdering them afterwards, as the sequel demonstrated the fact to be, it might well be doubted whether they were guilty of treason.
Page 187 - Nine" rolled along like a snowball, gathering accessions of strength at every turn, until they swelled up a considerable party for Springfield, which party they managed to take almost as an unit in favor of the internal improvement system, in return for which the active supporters of that system were to vote for Springfield to be the seat of government. Thus it was made to cost the State about six millions of dollars to remove the seat of government from Vandalia to Springfield, half which sum would...
Page 54 - This was a long, excited, angry, bitter, and indignant contest. It was to last from the spring of 1823 until the August election of 1824; the rank and file of the people were no less excited than their political leaders. Almost every stump in every county had its bellowing, indignant orator on one side or the other; and the whole people for the space of eighteen months did scarcely anything but read newspapers, hand-bills and pamphlets, quarrel, argue, and wrangle with each other whenever they met...

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