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Page 296 - OREGON." The long and interesting story of the struggle of five nations for the possession of Oregon is told in the graphic and reliable narrative of William Barrows. ... A more fascinating record has seldom been written. . . . Careful research and pictorial skill of narrative commend this book of antecedent history to all interested in the rapid march and wonderful development of our American civilization upon the Pacific coast. — Springfield Republican.
Page 246 - Resolved, That the first adventurers and settlers of this his Majesty's colony and dominion brought with them and transmitted to their posterity, and all other his Majesty's subjects since inhabiting in this his Majesty's said colony, all the privileges, franchises, and immunities that have at any time been held, enjoyed, and possessed by the people of Great Britain; 2.
Page 301 - FROTHINGHAM. J. Fenimore Cooper. By PROF. TR LOUNSBURY. Margaret Fuller Ossoli. By TW HIGGINSON. Ralph Waldo Emerson. By OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES. Edgar Allan Poe.
Page 271 - The long premeditated, and now avowed Design of the British Government, to raise a Revenue from the property of the Colonists without their consent...
Page 272 - Congress chose the latter ; and for the express purpose of securing and defending the united colonies, and preserving them in safety against all attempts to carry the above mentioned acts into execution by force of arms, resolved that the said colonies be immediately put into a state of defence...
Page 297 - Thomas Jefferson. By John T. Morse, Jr. Daniel Webster. By Henry Cabot Lodge. Albert Gallatin. By John Austin Stevens. James Madison.
Page 273 - ... maintenance of good order and the public peace, to support the civil power in the due execution of the laws, so far as may be consistent with the present plan of opposition ; and to defend with our utmost power all persons from every species of outrage to themselves or their property...
Page 299 - JAMES MONROE." In clearness of style, and in all points of literary workmanship, from cover to cover, the volume is well-nigh perfect. There is also a calmness of judgment, a correctness of taste, and an absence of partisanship which are too frequently wanting in biographies, and especially in political biographies. — American Literary Churchman (Baltimore). The most readable of all the lives that have ever been written of the great jurist. — San Francisco Bulletin. "THOMAS JEFFERSON.
Page 297 - Thomas Jefferson. By JOHN T. MORSE, JR. Daniel Webster. By HENRY CABOT LODGE. Albert Gallatin. By JOHN AUSTIN STEVENS. James Madison. By SYDNEY HOWARD GAY. John Adams. By JOHN T. MORSE, JR. John Marshall. By AB MAGRUDER. Samuel Adams. By JAMES K. HOSMER. Thomas H. Benton. By THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Henry Clay. By Hon. CARL SCHURZ.
Page 296 - ... seldom been written. . . . Careful research and pictorial skill of narrative commend this book of antecedent history to all interested in the rapid march and wonderful development of our American civilization upon the Pacific coast. — Springfield Republican. There is so much that is new and informing embodied In this little volume that we commend it with enthusiasm. It is written with great ability. — Magazine of American History (New York).