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Minnesota Historical Society, 1908 - Minnesota - 480 pages
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Page 28 - For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight; His can't be wrong whose life is in the right...
Page 19 - And there was mounting in hot haste: the steed. The mustering squadron, and the clattering car. Went pouring forward with impetuous speed, And swiftly forming in the ranks of war...
Page 28 - I was born an American; I live an American; I shall die an American; and I intend to perform the duties incumbent upon me in that character to the end of my career. I mean to do this, with absolute disregard of personal consequences. What...
Page 193 - He was trained in the local schools, but was early transferred to the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, from which he was graduated in 1857.
Page 302 - Such examinations shall be practical in their character, and so far as may be shall relate to those matters which will fairly test the relative capacity and fitness of the persons examined, to discharge the duties of the service into which they seek to be appointed.
Page 208 - ... depression. The message was instinct with the courage of a patriot, and exhibited the farsightedness of a great statesman. Here is the message: "I have received your telegram. I will not support the resolution. It is against your real welfare. It is also a blow at the security, peace, and rights of millions who never harmed you or your associates. My duty to the "Constitution and the laws forbids me to sustain a resolution to legalize lawlessness. The same duty rests upon you and your associates....
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Page 73 - An act to authorize the people of the Territory of Minnesota to form a constitution and State government preparatory to their admission into the Union on an equal footing with the original States...
Page 38 - Not far from where we now are, a dozen framed houses, not all completed, and some eight or ten small log buildings, with bark roofs, constituted the capital of the new territory over whose destiny I had been commissioned to preside.
Page 78 - Sibley with Indian affairs, and opened the way for an important clerkship in the American Fur Company, of which John Jacob Astor, of New York, was the head. This company gathered furs and pelts from vast regions in the Northwest. Sibley's first employment was at Mackinac, then the central depot of the great fur company, second only to thn.t of the Hudson Bay Company.

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