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Page 13 - good words of our chiefs had to pass, from the north to the south, and from the east to the west." At the junction of Fall creek and White river, also, several paths seem to have met, by reason, it is said, of a good ford across the river that existed there. Such at least has been affirmed by the late
Page 45 - "Here, February 11, 1861, Abraham Lincoln, on his way to Washington to assume the Presidency, in an address said: 'I appeal to you to constantly bear in mind that not with politicians, not with Presidents, not with office-seekers, but with you is the question: Shall the Union and shall the liberties of this country be preserved to the latest generations?'"
Page 64 - to similar undertakings requiring a national jurisdiction and national means, by the prospect of thus systematically completing so inestimable a work; and it is a happy reflection that any defect of constitutional authority which may be encountered can be supplied in a mode which the Constitution itself has providently pointed out."
Page 111 - "There is not in the wide world a valley so sweet As that vale where the branches of Whitewater meet; Oh! The last picayune shall depart from my fob, Ere the east
Page 123 - "Then to side with Truth is noble, when we share her wretched crust Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and 'tis prosperous to be just."
Page 62 - I took measures to obtain consent for making the road of the States of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, through which the commissioners proposed to lay it out. I have received acts of the legislatures of Maryland and Virginia giving the consent desired. That of Pennsylvania has the subject still under consideration, as is supposed. Until I
Page 64 - "within the circle of political economy so richly repay the expense bestowed on them; there are none the utility of which is more universally ascertained and acknowledged; none that do more honor to the government whose wise and enlarged patriotism duly appreciate them. Nor is there any country which presents a field where nature invites more the art of man to
Page 60 - and the road shall be raised in the middle of the carriage way with stone, earth or gravel and sand, or a combination of some or all of them, leaving or making, as the case may be, a ditch or water course on each side and contiguous to said carriage way, and in no instance