Past and Present of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Richard Patten DeHart
B.F. Bowen, 1909 - Tippecanoe County (Ind.)
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Page 145 - Woodman, spare that tree ! Touch not a single bough ! In youth it sheltered me, And I'll protect it now. 'Twas my forefather's hand That placed it near his cot ; There, woodman, let it stand, Thy ax shall harm it not.
Page 284 - Third. Any State which may take and claim the benefit of the provisions of this act, shall provide, within five years, at least not less than one college, as described in the fourth section of this act, or the grant to such State shall cease...
Page 356 - Knowledge and learning, generally diffused throughout a community, being essential to the preservation of a free government ; it shall be the duty of the General Assembly to encourage, by all suitable means, moral, intellectual, scientific, and agricultural improvement ; and to provide, by law, for a general and uniform system of Common Schools, wherein tuition shall be 'without charge, and equally open to all.
Page 114 - It is union that we want, not of a party for the sake of that party, but a union of the whole country...
Page 78 - It began on our left flank but a single gun was fired by the sentinels or by the guard in that direction, which made not the least resistance, but abandoned their officer and fled into camp, and the first notice which the troops of that flank had of the danger, was from the yells of the savages within a short distance of the line but even under those circumstances the men were not wanting to themselves or to, the occasion.
Page 281 - To them his heart, his love, his griefs were given, But all his serious thoughts had rest in heaven. As some tall cliff, that lifts its awful form, Swells from the vale, and midway leaves the storm, Though round its breast the rolling clouds are spread, Eternal sunshine settles on its head.
Page 10 - Every biographical sketch in the work has been submitted to the party interested, for correction, and therefore any error of fact, if there be any, is solely due to the person for whom the sketch was prepared.
Page 123 - Moved by compassion, and pitying your misguided councils, they have frequently addressed you on this subject, but without effect. At length their patience is exhausted, and they have stretched forth the arm of power against you. Their mighty sons and chief warriors have at length taken up the hatchet : they have penetrated far into your country, to meet your warriors, and punish them for their transgressions. But you fled before them, and declined the battle, leaving your wives and children to their...
Page 389 - For Tippecanoe and Tyler too Tippecanoe and Tyler too, And with them we'll beat little Van, Van, Van, Van is a used up man, And with them we'll beat little Van.
Page 80 - The whole of the infantry formed a small brigade under the immediate orders of Colonel Boyd. The Colonel, throughout the action, manifested equal zeal and bravery in carrying into execution my orders, in keeping the men to their posts, and exhorting them to fight with valor.

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