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" ... an insane hope of a better condition in life, or a desire of shaking off restraints of law and society, or mere restlessness, certain it is that multitudes bitterly repent the journey, and, after they have reached the land of promise, are happy enough... "
The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life - Page 10
by Francis Parkman - 1900 - 479 pages
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 29

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, John Holmes Agnew, Kinahan Cornwallis, Timothy Flint - Periodicals - 1847
...strange migration ; but whatever they may be, whether an insane hope of a better condition in life, or a desire of shaking off restraints of law and society,...seven or eight days we had brought our preparations near to a close; meanwhile our friends had completed theirs, and becoming tired of Westport, they told...
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volume 29

Charles Fenno Hoffman, Lewis Gaylord Clark, John Holmes Agnew, Kinahan Cornwallis, Timothy Flint - Periodicals - 1847
...strange migration ; but whatever they may be, whether an insane hope of a better condition in life, or a desire of shaking off restraints of law and .society,...land of promise, are happy enough to escape from it. come up. Accordingly K. and the muleteer went forward with the wagon and tent, while the captain and...
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Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life; Or, The California and Oregon Trail ...

Francis Parkman - Frontier and pioneer life - 1852 - 448 pages
...strange migration ; but whatever they may be, whether an insane hope of a better condition in life, or a desire of shaking off restraints of law and society,...seven or eight days we had brought our preparations near to a close. Meanwhile our friends had completed theirs, and becoming tired of Westport, they told...
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Prairie and Rocky Mountain Life; Or, The California and Oregon Trail ...

Francis Parkman - Frontier and pioneer life - 1852 - 448 pages
...enough to escape from it. In the course of seven or eight days we had brought our preparations near to a close. Meanwhile our friends had completed theirs, and becoming tired of Westport, they told us that they would set out in advance, and wait at the crossing of the Kanzas till...
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The Work of Francis Parkman: The Oregon trail: sketches of praire and Rocky ...

Francis Parkman, John Fiske - Canada - 1898
...to this migration; but whatever they may be, whether an insane hope of a better condition in life, or a desire of shaking off restraints of law and society,...friends had completed theirs, and, becoming tired of Westport, they told us that they would set out in advance, and wait at the crossing of the Kanzas till...
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The Progressive Course in Reading: First[ -fifth] Book ...

George I. Aldrich, Alexander Forbes - Readers - 1900
...strange migration ; but whatever they may be, whether an insane hope of a better condition in life, or a desire of shaking off restraints of law and society,...land of promise are happy enough to escape from it. I. Definitions: (1) e quip'ments, necessary supplies ; (1) lev'ee (-e), an embankment to prevent the...
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History of Washington: The Rise and Progress of an American State, Volume 2

Clinton A. Snowden, Cornelius Holgate Hanford, Miles C. Moore, William D. Tyler, Stephen James Chadwick - Washington (State) - 1909
...but whatever they may be, whether an insane hope of a better condition in life, or a desire to shake off restraints of law and society, or mere restlessness,...of promise, are happy enough to escape from it."* Having chosen their officers and completed their organization, these parties moved away, one after...
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The Oregon Trail of Francis Parkman

Francis Parkman - Frontier and pioneer life - 1910 - 361 pages
...of a better condition in life, or a desire of shaking off restraints of law and society, or mere 15 restlessness, certain it is, that multitudes bitterly...preparations nearly to a close. Meanwhile our friends had 20 completed theirs, and, becoming tired of Westport, they told us that they would set out in advance,...
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The Oregon Trail of Francis Parkman

Francis Parkman - Frontier and pioneer life - 1910 - 361 pages
...strange migration; but whatever they may be, whether an insane hope of a better condition in life, or a desire of shaking off restraints of law and society,...journey, and after they have reached the land of promise 2 are happy enough to escape from it. In the course of seven or eight days we had brought our preparations...
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Readings in the History of the American Nation

Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin - United States - 1914 - 413 pages
...to this migration ; but vvhatever they may be, whether an insane hope of a better condition in life, or a desire of shaking off restraints of law and society,...land of promise, are happy enough to escape from it. ... The great medley of Oregon and California emigrants at their camps around Independence had heard...
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