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11linois April Arenz Arenzville Ashland attended August bank Beards Beardstown became Bluff Springs born in Cass bought building built Cass County Chandler Chandlerville Charles church circuit clerk commissioners Company county of Cass county seat court Creek Crum daughter deceased December Democrat died district schools elected Elizabeth engaged erected farm farmer father February following children George Germany ginia Henry homestead Illinois River Jacksonville James January John July June later legislature lived located Louis March marriage married Mary Mason Mason County Menard County Methodist miles Morgan County mother moved mustered native November Ohio parents Petefish politics prairie Precinct public schools Railroad range 9 Republican residence Robert Sangamon Sangamon County Sangamon River school director Schuyler County September served Skiles sold Springfield Thomas Thomas Beard tion town township 17 village Virginia vote wife William
Page 657 - By the way, Mr. Speaker, did you know I am a military hero? Yes, sir; in the days of the Black Hawk war I fought, bled, and came away. Speaking of General Cass's career reminds me of my own. I was not at Stillman's defeat, but I was about as near it as Cass was to Hull's surrender ; and, like him, I saw the place very soon afterward.
Page 618 - These are the gardens of the Desert, these The unshorn fields, boundless and beautiful, For which the speech of England has no name — The Prairies. I behold them for the first, And my heart swells while the dilated sight Takes in the encircling vastness.
Page 657 - Cass's career reminds me of my own. I was not at Stillman's defeat, but I was about as near it as Cass was to Hull's surrender; and, like him, I saw the place very soon afterward. It is quite certain I did not break my sword, for I had none to break; but I bent a musket pretty badly on one occasion.
Page 641 - The house-dog on his paws outspread Laid to the fire his drowsy head, The cat's dark silhouette on the wall A couchant tiger's seemed to fall; And, for the winter fireside meet, Between the andirons...
Page 669 - The person of a debtor, where there is not strong presumption of fraud, shall not be continued in prison after delivering up his estate for the benefit of his creditors in such manner as shall be prescribed by law.
Page 737 - The general assembly shall provide a thorough and efficient system of free schools, whereby all children of this state may receive a good common school education.
Page 737 - That section numbered sixteen in every township, and when such section has been sold, or otherwise disposed of, other lands equivalent thereto, and as contiguous as may be, shall be granted to the state for the use, of the inhabitants of such township, for the use of schools.
Page 647 - That all that tract of country within the following boundaries to wit: Beginning at a point in the center of the main channel of the...
Page 625 - The contractor will furnish, on the request of either of you, the rations that may be necessary for the supply of the Indians while attending the treaty. Your compensation will be at the rate of eight dollars per day for the time actually engaged In treating with the Indians; and that of the secretary whom you are authorized to appoint, will be at the rate of five dollars per day. "I have the honor to be, with great respect, "GEOBGE GRAHAM, "Acting Secretary of War.
Page 769 - Every stockholder in a banking corporation or institution shall be individually responsible and liable to its creditors, over and above the amount of stock by him or her held, to an amount equal to his or her respective shares so held, for all its liabilities accruing while he or she remains such stockholder.