History of Buchanan County, Iowa, and Its People, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914 - Buchanan County (Iowa)
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Page 409 - To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful, and ridiculous excess.
Page 409 - Duncan is in his grave ; After life's fitful fever he sleeps well ; Treason has done his worst : nor steel, nor poison, Malice domestic, foreign levy, nothing, Can touch him further.
Page 18 - Street road, and comprises a strip of land varying from half a mile to a mile and a half in width, and extending 10 miles west from the river.
Page 180 - On all occasions and in every service to which they were assigned their duty as patriotic volunteers was performed with alacrity and courage, for which they are entitled to and are hereby tendered the national thanks through the governors of their respective States. The Secretary of War is directed to transmit a copy of this order to the governors of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin and to cause a certificate of their honorable service to be delivered to the officers and soldiers of the States...
Page 180 - On all occasions, and in every service to which they were assigned, their duty, as patriotic volunteers, was performed with alacrity and courage, for which they are entitled, and are hereby tendered, the national thanks, through the Governors of their respective States.
Page 180 - The term of one hundred days, for which volunteers from the States of Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin volunteered, under the call of their respective Governors, in the months of May and June, to aid...
Page 25 - Not so; thou knowest that which thou hast promised me; ' and whither thou goest I will go, and where thou lodgest I will lodge : where thou diest will I die ' * if that the Lord, as I hope, will hear the ardent sighs of my poor soul.
Page 12 - Niagara limestone is exposed over an area of several acres in extent in the southern part of section 18 and northern part of 19, in the western edge of Madison township, and there are exposures on the township line between section 18 of Madison township and 13 of Buffalo. The limestone here occurs in stony knobs or prominences and affords a section twelve or fifteen feet in thickness. The beds are quite regular, from two to six inches in thickness, and they have been quarried in a small way at one...
Page 113 - In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved. I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided.
Page 428 - Scriptures, without note or comment, and unless it shall agree to place its surplus revenue, after supplying its own district with the Scriptures, at the disposal of the American Bible Society as long as it shall remain connected with it.

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