Centennial History of Cleveland (Google eBook)

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Press of J.B. Savage, 1896 - Cleveland (Ohio) - 120 pages
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Page 32 - ... sent one or two of my soldiers to take care of them, as they had no friends. I had two or three good carpenters in my company, and set them to work to build a hospital. I very soon got up a good one, thirty by twenty feet, smoothly and tightly covered, and floored with chestnut bark, with two tier of bunks around the walls, with doors and windows, and not a nail, a screw, or iron latch or hinge about the building. Its cost to the Government was a few extra rations, In a short time I had all the...
Page 35 - Irishman was once brought up before a magistrate, charged with marrying six wives. The magistrate asked him how he could be so hardened a villain? " Please your worship, " says Paddy, " I was just trying to get a good one.
Page 10 - We, the board of directors of said company, having appointed you to go on to said land as superintendent over the agents and men sent to survey and make locations on said land, and to make and enter into friendly negotiations with the natives who are on said land, or contiguous thereto, and may have any pretended claim to the same, and secure such friendly intercourse amongst them as will establish peace, quiet and safety to the survey and settlement of said lands not ceded by the natives under the...
Page 88 - Sir : Permit me to congratulate you on the completion of the overland telegraph line west to this city; to commend the energy displayed by yourself and associates in the rapid and successful prosecution of a work so beneficial ; and to express the wish that its use may ever tend to promote the true interest of the dwellers upon both the Atlantic and Pacific slopes of our continent.
Page 12 - Near the mouth of the Cuyahoga were "the celebrated rocks which project over the Lake. They are several miles in length, and rise forty or fifty feet perpendicular out of the water. Some parts of them consist of several strata of different colours, lying in a horizontal direction, and so exactly parallel that they resemble the work of art.
Page 18 - Whereas, The Directors have given to TABITHA CUMI STILES, wife of JOB P. STILES, one city lot, one ten acre lot, and one one hundred acre lot ; to ANNA GUN, wife of ELIJAH GUN, one one hundred acre lot ; to JAMES KINGSBURY and wife, one one hundred acre lot ; to NATHANIEL DOAN one city lot, he being obliged to reside thereon as a blacksmith, and all in the city and town of Cleaveland. Voted, that these grants be approved.
Page 32 - These were crowded into a log cabin, and no one to care for them. I sent one or two of my soldiers to take care of them, as they had no friends. I had two or three good carpenters in my company, and set them to work to build a hospital. I very soon got up a good one, thirty by twenty feet, smoothly and tightly covered, and...
Page 88 - Utah has not seceded, but is firm for the constitution and laws of our once happy country and is warmly interested in such useful enterprises as the one so far completed.
Page 12 - Mountains, made in the Spring of the year 1803," by Thaddeus Mason Harris, AM, member of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Boston, 1805, p. 113. navigable for sloops for fifteen miles without any falls or swift water; but there is a bar at the mouth like that of Grand river. In high water it is beatable sixty miles to the portage, which is seven and an half miles, to the head waters of the Tuscarawa branch of the Muskingum.
Page 59 - Mudd, gave rise to the following Epigram : Lot's wife 'tis said, in days of old, For one rebellious halt ; Was turned, as we are plainly told, Into a lump of salt. The same propensity of change, Still runs in woman's blood ; For here we see a case as strange, A Mayden turn'd to Mudd.

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