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Page xxxv - The Virginia troops showed a good deal of bravery, and were nearly all killed ; for I believe, out of three companies that were there, scarcely thirty men are left alive. Captain Peyrouny, and all his officers down to a corporal, were killed. Captain Poison had nearly as hard a fate, for only one of his was left.
Page 312 - England, a navy of the United States, are ready to join, and final orders are given to my friends and followers. It will be a host of choice spirits. Wilkinson shall be second to Burr only ; Wilkinson shall dictate the rank and promotion of his officers. Burr will proceed westward 1st August, never to return. With him goes his daughter ; the husband will follow in October, with a corps of worthies.
Page 286 - Resolved, That the several states composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government; but that by compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States and of amendments thereto, they constituted a General Government for special purposes...
Page 18 - America do presume for the present, and until our further pleasure be known, to grant warrants of survey or pass patents for any lands beyond the heads or sources of any of the rivers which fall into the Atlantic Ocean from the west or northwest...
Page 284 - And if any alien so removed or sent out of the United States by the President shall voluntarily return thereto, unless by permission of the President of the United States, such alien on conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned so long as, in the opinion of the President, the public safety may require.
Page 284 - It made it a crime for anyone to "write, print, utter or publish * * * any false, scandalous and malicious writing * * * against the government of the United States...
Page 69 - I carry War in my right hand, and in my left, Peace. I am sent by the Great Council, of the Big Knife, and their friends, to take possession of all the towns possessed by the English in this country; and to watch the motions of the red people; to bloody the paths of those who attempt to stop the course of the river; but to clear the roads...
Page 506 - Persons Lawfully claiming, or to Claim, by, from, or under them, or any of them...
Page 108 - ... supposing them to be Indians; at least suspecting them of an intention to decoy them ashore, paid no attention to their signals of distress, but instantly put over to the opposite side of the river, and manning every oar, endeavored to pass them as rapidly as possible. Benham beheld them pass him with a sensation bordering on despair, for the place was much frequented by Indians, and the approach of winter threatened them with destruction, unless speedily relieved. At length, after the boat had...