A History of the War Department of the United States: With Biographical Sketches of the Secretaries (Google eBook)

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F. B. Mohun, 1880 - Statesmen - 613 pages
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Page 120 - This principle was that discovery gave title to the government by whose subjects, or by whose authority, it was made, against all other European governments, which title might be consummated by possession...
Page 20 - Affairs, and that there shall be a principal officer therein, to be called the Secretary for the Department of Foreign Affairs, who shall perform and execute such duties as shall from time to time be enjoined on or intrusted to him by the President of the United States...
Page 120 - The exclusion of all other Europeans, necessarily gave to the nation making the discovery the sole right of acquiring the soil from the natives, and establishing settlements upon it. It was a right with which no Europeans could interfere. It was a right which all asserted for themselves, and to the assertion of which, by others, all assented.
Page 562 - There was a sound of revelry by night, And Belgium's capital had gather'd then Her Beauty and her Chivalry, and bright The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men; A thousand hearts beat happily; and when Music arose with its voluptuous swell, Soft eyes look'd love to eyes which spake again, And all went merry as a marriage bell; But hush!
Page 393 - Her hair in front is craped at least a foot high, much in the form of a churn bottom upward, and topped off with a wire skeleton in the same form covered with black gauze, which hangs in streamers down her back. Her hair behind is in a large braid, turned up, and confined with a monstrous large crooked comb. She reminded me of the monstrous cap worn by the Marquis La Fayette's valet commonly called, on this account, the Marquis
Page 124 - Whereas from a variety of unfortunate circumstances the several tribes of Illinois Indians are reduced to a very small number, the remains of which have been long consolidated and known by the name of the Kaskaskia tribe, and finding themselves unable to occupy the extensive tract of country which of right belongs to them and which was possessed by their ancestors for many generations, the chiefs and warriors of the said tribe being also desirous of procuring the means of improvement in the arts...
Page 20 - States, or to negotiations with public ministers from foreign states or princes, or to memorials or other applications from foreign public ministers or other foreigners, or to such other matters respecting foreign affairs, as the President of the United States shall assign to the said department...
Page 120 - In the establishment of these relations, the rights of the original inhabitants were in no instance entirely disregarded, but were necessarily, to a considerable extent, impaired. They were admitted to be the rightful occupants of the soil, with a legal as well as just claim to retain possession of it, and to use it according to their own discretion...
Page 245 - As it is proposed to establish in Washington an Armg Medical Museum, medical officers are directed diligently to collect and to forward to the Office of the Surgeon General, all specimens of morbid anatomy, surgical or medical, which may be regarded as valuable; together with projectiles and foreign bodies removed, and such other matters as may prove of interest in the study of military medicine or surgery.
Page 20 - that there shall be an Executive Department, to be denominated the Department of War ; and that there shall be a principal officer therein, to be called the Secretary for the Department of War, who shall perform and execute such duties as shall, from time to time, be enjoined on or intrusted to him by the President of the United States...

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Ingersoll's A History of the War Department of the United States ...
Ingersoll's A History of the War Department of the United States, with Biographical Sketches of the Secretaries. The Atlantic Monthly, vol. ...
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Chronicles of Oklahoma
16ld Ingersoll, A History of the War Department of the United States, Washington, dc, 1880, p. 192. 17Heitman, op. cit., vol. I, p. 849; Appletons op. cit., ...
digital.library.okstate.edu/ Chronicles/ v020/ v020p236.html

Intro - Secretaries of War & Secretaries of the Army
Lurton D. Ingersoll, A History of the War Department of the United States With Biographical Sketches of the Secretaries (Washington: Francis B. Mohun, ...
www.history.army.mil/ books/ Sw-SA/ Intro.htm

The Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner at ...
Ingersoll, A History of the War Department of the United States Washington...Institution of the United States and the U.S...as interesting history rather ...
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