Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont (Google eBook)

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Transcript Publishing Company, 1894 - Vermont
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Page 28 - I do not hesitate to say, I am fully grounded in opinion, that Vermont has an indubitable right to agree on terms of a cessation of hostilities with Great Britain, provided the United States persist in rejecting her application for a union with them ; for Vermont, of all people, would be the most miserable, were she obliged to defend the independence of the united claiming States, and they, at the same time, at full liberty to overturn and ruin the independence of Vermont.
Page 102 - We have counted the cost of this contest, and find nothing so dreadful as voluntary slavery! Honor, justice, and humanity forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.
Page 104 - Congress the seasonableness of a declaration that the United States could not see without serious inquietude any part of a neighboring territory in which they have in different respects so deep and so just a concern pass from the hands of Spain into those of any other foreign power.
Page 161 - Clock at Night in the 22d year of his Age. Here William French his Body lies For Murder his blood for Vengeance cries King Georg the third his Tory crew tha with a bawl his head Shot threw For Liberty and his Countrys Good He Lost his Life his Dearest blood.
Page 29 - I am as resolutely determined to defend the independence of Vermont, as Congress are that of the United States ; and rather than fail, will retire with the hardy Green Mountain Boys, into the desolate caverns of the mountains, and wage war with human nature at large.
Page 148 - The Camel : His Organization, Habits and Uses, considered with reference to his introduction into the United States.
Page 87 - ... spread, its success depending greatly on the scientific skill and enthusiasm of Mr. Walker. For some account of the subsequent development of the system, the reader may refer to the articles in NATURE, vol. xiv. pp. 50 and no. Mr. Walker was treasurer of the Royal Astronomical Club for several years, and at the time of his death was president of the Society of Telegraph Engineers. THE death is announced of Prof. Listing of Königsberg. THE honour of Companion of the order of the Indian Empire...
Page 85 - Mexico by paying to the former ten millions of dollars ; the abolition of the slave trade in the District of Columbia; and the enactment by Congress of a more stringent and effective law for the rendition of fugitive slaves.
Page 169 - One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Page 169 - I, Ethan Allen, do declare that I will give no quarter to the man, woman, or child who shall oppose me, and unless the inhabitants of Guilford peacefully submit to the authority of Vermont, I swear that I will lay it as desolate as Sodom and Gomorrah, by God.

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