EARLY HISTORY WITH BIOGRAPHIES OF STATE OFFICERS (Google eBook)

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Page 11 - There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory, otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted...
Page 5 - June next, all that part of the Indiana Territory which lies north of a line drawn east from the southerly bend, or extreme, of Lake Michigan, until it shall intersect Lake Erie, and east of a line drawn from the said southerly bend through the middle of said lake to its northern extremity, and thence due north to the northern boundary of the United States, shall, for the purpose of temporary government, constitute a separate Territory, and be called Michigan.
Page 18 - Territory designated by law toward satisfying land bounties promised the soldiers of the late army are so covered with swamps and lakes, or otherwise unfit for cultivation, that a very inconsiderable proportion can be applied to the intended grants.
Page 17 - ... it is with the utmost difficulty that a place can be found over which horses can be conveyed with safety.
Page 17 - On approaching the eastern part of the military lands, toward the private claims on the straights and lake, the country does not contain so many swamps and lakes, but the extreme sterility and barrenness of the soil continues the same. Taking the country altogether, so far as has been explored, and to all appearances, together with the information received...
Page 17 - The country on the Indian boundary line, from the mouth of the Great Auglaize river and running thence for about fifty miles, is (with some few exceptions) low, wet land, with a very thick growth of underbrush, intermixed with very bad marshes, but generally very heavily timbered with beech...
Page 10 - The post at Detroit, with a district of land beginning at the mouth of the river Rosine, at the west end of lake Erie, and running up the southern bank of said river six miles; thence northerly, and always six miles west of the strait, until it striker the lake St. Clair, shall be reserved for the use of the United States
Page 17 - ... covering, which sinks from six to eighteen inches from the pressure of the foot at every step, and at the same time rising before and behind the person passing over. The margins of many of the lakes and streams are in a similar situation, and in many places are literally afloat.
Page 7 - Many of the traders, and those in their employ, were ruffians of the coarsest stamp, who vied with each other in rapacity, violence and profligacy. They cheated, cursed and plundered the Indians and outraged their families, offering, when compared with the French traders, who were under better regulation, a most unfavorable example of the character of their nation.
Page 253 - KLEBERG, of Cuero, was born June 26, 1847, in Austin County, Tex. ; received a liberal education at private schools; joined Tom Green's brigade of cavalry in the Confederate army in the spring of 1864, and served until the close of the war; completed his education after the war; studied law in San Antonio, Tex., and was...

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