Fergus' Historical Series, Volumes 19-25 (Google eBook)

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Fergus Printing Company, 1882 - Chicago (Ill.)
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Page 7 - I consider this among the most important acts of my life, second only to my signing the Declaration of Independence, if even it be second to that.
Page 52 - THESE are the gardens of the Desert, these The unshorn fields, boundless and beautiful, For which the speech of England has no nameó The Prairies. I behold them for the first, And my heart swells, while the dilated sight Takes in the encircling vastness.
Page 42 - An act granting the right of way and making a grant of land to the States of Illinois, Mississippi and Alabama, in aid of the construction of a railroad from Chicago to Mobile...
Page 10 - The place was worthy of such a trial. It was the great hall of William Rufus, the hall which had resounded with acclamations at the inauguration of thirty kings, the hall which had witnessed the just sentence of Bacon and the just absolution of Somers, the hall where the eloquence of...
Page 36 - And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart; and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Page 12 - ... and shall have power to regulate the time and manner in which goods and passengers shall be transported, taken and carried on the same, and shall have power to erect and maintain toll-houses and other buildings for the accommodation of their concerns, as they may deem suitable to their interests.
Page 90 - Colonies, declare them to be free and independent states, and " for the SUPPORT of that declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, did mutually pledge to each other their LIVES, their FORTUNES, and their SACRED HONOR.
Page 76 - It was to be a refuge for honest people suffering from oppression, a land where every man should earn his bread by the sweat of his brow and live contented in honorable poverty, where there should be no envy, no harshness, and no riotous living. But the plans laid out for the colony were no more applicable than were the fundamental constitutions which John Locke formulated for Carolina. They disregarded human nature, the spirit of the times...
Page 45 - No contract, obligation or liability whatever, of the Illinois Central railroad company to pay any money into the State treasury, nor any lien of the State upon, or right to tax property of said company, in accordance with the provisions of the charter of said company, approved February...
Page 71 - That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives requested, to use their best exertions to procure the passage of a law or resolution of Congress accepting the foregoing proposal.

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