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History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire: From Its Settlement in 1638 ... - Page 335
by Joseph Dow - 1894
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The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 29

1853
...Carroll, of Carrollton, who remarked to a friend, after he had performed the grateful serviceó" / 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!" Mr. Carroll was then venerable...
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Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 29

Freeman Hunt, William B. Dana - Commerce - 1853
...Carroll, of Carrollton, who remarked to a friend, after he had performed the grateful serviceó" / 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 /" Mr. Carroll was then venerable...
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RAMBLES IN THE PATH OF THE STEAM-HORSE

ELE ROWEN - 1855
...ninety years of age. After he had performed this service, addressing himself to one of his friends, he said: "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;" and to the end of his life...
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History of New Hampshire, from Its First Discovery to the Year 1830: With ...

Edwin David Sanborn, Channing Harris Cox - New Hampshire - 1875 - 422 pages
...and Ohio railroad by laying a corner-stone amid suitable and imposing ceremonies. On that occasion he said : " I consider this among the most important acts of my life, second only to my signing the Declaration of Independence, if even second to that." When we reflect upon the changes...
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History of New Hampshire, from Its First Discovery to the Year 1830: With ...

Edwin David Sanborn, Channing Harris Cox - New Hampshire - 1875 - 422 pages
...and Ohio railroad by laying a corner-stone amid suitable and imposing ceremonies. On that occasion he said : " I consider this among the most important acts of my life, second only to my signing the Declaration of Independence, if even second to that." When we reflect upon the changes...
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The Silver Country ; Or, The Great Southwest: A Review of the Mineral and ...

Alexander Dwight Anderson - Mexico - 1877 - 221 pages
...signer of the Declaration of Independence. At the close of the ceremony of breaking ground, Mr. Carroll said, " I consider this among the most important acts...Declaration of Independence, if even second to that." * This was the beginning of the present Baltimore and Ohio road. Ever since then railways have been gradually...
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The Silver Country: Or, The Great Southwest

Alexander Dwight Anderson - Mexico - 1877 - 221 pages
...signer of the Declaration of Independence. At the close of the ceremony of breaking ground, Mr. Carroll said, " I consider this among the most important acts...Declaration of Independence, if even second to that." * This was the beginning of the present Baltimore and Ohio road. Ever since then railways have been gradually...
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Annual Report, Volume 1879

New Hampshire. Railroad Commissioners - Railroads - 1879
...Independence, officiated on the occasion, and in his address uttered these memorable, far-sighted words : " I consider this among the most important acts of my life, second only to my signing the Declaration of Independence." This road was completed to Wheeling, 379 miles, in 1853,...
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Early Illinois railroads: a paper read before the Chicago Historical Society ...

William K. Ackerman, Chicago Historical Society - Illinois Central Railroad - 1884 - 174 pages
...Carrollton,"* then in his ninetieth year, was selected to begin a work, regarding which he remarked : " I consider this among the most important acts of my life, second only to my signing the Declaration of Independence." The first division of the road, from Baltimore to Ellicott...
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Maryland's Influence Upon Land Cessions to the United States: With ..., Volume 3

Herbert Baxter Adams - Maryland - 1885 - 102 pages
...to .1 friend on that occasion was not unworthy the beginning of railroad enterprise in this country: "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." History and Description...
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