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Page 64 - Britain; and that in all matters of controversy relative to property and civil rights, resort shall be had to the laws of Canada as the rule for the decision of the same...
Page 222 - The good old rule, the simple plan, That they should take who have the power, And they should keep who can.
Page 57 - The wealth of his tribe consisted in buffalo skins ; their weapons were axes of steel, — a proof of commerce with Europeans. "Thus had our travellers descended below the entrance of the Arkansas, to the genial climes that have almost no winter but rains, beyond the bound of the Huron and Algonquin languages, to the vicinity of the Gulf of Mexico, and to tribes of Indians that had obtained .European arms by traffic with Spaniards or with Virginia.
Page 159 - In several instances, a dam not more than twentyfour feet high, and 180 feet wide, will throw the rapids and rivers into a still sheet above it for a distance of more than twenty miles.
Page 29 - The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God, as the waters cover the sea.
Page 59 - Mississippi to the sea, and took formal possession of the country in the name of the King of France, in honor of whom he called it Louisiana.
Page 37 - a goodly great Gulf, full of islands, passages, and entrances towards 'what wind soever you please to bend.