History of Nevada, Colorado, and Wyoming: 1540-1888 (Google eBook)

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History Company, 1890 - Nevada - 828 pages
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Page xxv - CENTRAL ROUTE TO THE PACIFIC, From the Valley of the Mississippi to California. JOURNAL OF THE EXPEDITION OF EF BEALE, SUPERINTENDENT OF INDIAN AFFAIRS IN CALIFORNIA, AND GWINN HARRIS HEAP, From Missouri to California, in 1853.
Page 135 - He came to the United States with his parents at the age of 12 years, residing for 6 years in 111., and joining the Argonauts in California in 1849.
Page 431 - Constitution, which was to be submitted to the people at an election to be held on the second Tuesday of October, 1864. The act also provided that in...
Page 430 - ... an act to graduate and reduce the price of the public lands to actual settlers and cultivators...
Page 431 - The first legislature, in an act regulating elections, decreed that only citizens of the United States, persons of foreign birth who had declared their intention to become citizens, and persons of Indian blood who had been declared by treaty to be citizens, should be deemed qualified voters. On the llth of March, 1864, this act was amended so as more plainly to exclude "a negro or mulatto," and the constitution perpetuated all the territorial laws.
Page 740 - January, when it seized three men who had been arrested for robbery and placed under bonds to appear before the court on the 14th. These men were bound together abreast, and a large canvas attached to them bearing this legend : " $900 stole ; $500 returned ; thieves, F. St Clair, W. Grier, ED Brownville. City authorities please not interfere until 10 o'clock AM Next case goes up a tree. Beware of vigilance committee.
Page 724 - Fetterman was on the ridge to the north, out of view, and that there was so many Indians in sight that he could not join the party. It was about noon, and a man rushed in to say that firing was renewed. Every shot could be heard, and there was little doubt that a desperate fight was going on in the valley of Peno Creek beyond the ridge. The presence of Lieutenant...
Page 159 - The legislature sat sixty days, and passed private toll-road franchises all the time. When they adjourned it was estimated that every citizen owned about three franchises, and it was believed that unless Congress gave the Territory another degree of longitude there would not be room enough to accommodate the toll-roads. The ends of them were hanging over the boundary line everywhere like a fringe.
Page 81 - ... until further directed by Great Salt Lake county court or legislative enactment; " but the " record-books, papers, blanks, and seals, both of probate and county courts, shall be handed over to the order of the probate court of Great Salt Lake county." This act was passed January 14, 1857. On the 13th of April the county court, Chester Loveland presiding, adjourned to the following week, but without meeting again for three years.
Page 687 - Ashley's fur 883 that FortBridger was founded, Sabille Adams and company erected Fort Platte on the point of land formed by the junction of Laramie fork with the Platte. It was never completed, having one side open toward the river. Let us leave fur-hunting and hunters and turn to other enterprises. We cannot quite get away from them after all, for it is in their company that all come who venture to invade this grand and virgin heart of the continent. In 1834, 1835, 1836, 1838 and 1839 parties of...

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