Wolfe's History of Clinton County, Iowa, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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B. F. Bowen, 1911 - Clinton County (Iowa) - 1149 pages
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Page 100 - RESOLUTION for the recognition of the independence of the people of Cuba, demanding that the Government of Spain relinquish ita authority and government in the island of Cuba, and to withdraw its land and naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters, and directing the President of the United States to use the land and naval forces of the United States to carry these resolutions into effect.
Page 100 - An act to provide for temporarily increasing the military establishment of the United States in time of war, and for other purposes," approved April 22, 1898, the President is authorized, in order to raise a volunteer army, to issue his proclamation calling for volunteers to serve in the Army of the United States: Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the...
Page 399 - Accordingly, the most terrific that rage on the ocean have been known to spend their fury within or near its borders. Of all storms, the hurricanes of the West Indies and the typhoons of the China seas cause the most ships to founder. The stoutest men-of-war go down before them, and seldom, indeed, is any one of the crew left to tell the tale.
Page 90 - ... every calling offered its best men, their lives and fortunes in defense of the government's honor and unity. Party lines were, for the time, ignored. Bitter words, spoken in moments of political heat, were forgotten and forgiven, and, joining hands in a common cause, they repeated the oath of America's soldier statesman : " By the Great Eternal, the Union must and shall be preserved/ " Seventy-five thousand men were not enough to subdue the rebellion.
Page 454 - Whether the elements of success in life are innate attributes of the individual, or whether they are quickened by a process of circumstantial development, it is impossible to clearly determine. Yet the study of a successful life is none the less interesting and profitable by reason of the existence of this same uncertainty.
Page 100 - States in time of war, and for other purposes," approved April 22, 1898, the President is authorized, in order to raise a volunteer army, to issue his proclamation calling for volunteers to serve in the Army of the United States: Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United States, by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution and the laws, and deeming sufficient occasion to exist, have thought fit to call forth, and hereby do call forth, volunteers to the aggregate number...
Page 100 - In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this twenty-third day of April, AD 1898, and of the Independence of the United [SEAL] States the one hundred and twenty-second. WILLIAM MCKINLEY. By the President : JOHN SHERMAN, Secretary of State.
Page 676 - These reflections are suggested by the career of one who has forged his way to the front ranks of the favored few, and who, by a strong inherent force and superior...

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