History of Iowa from the earliest times to the beginning of the twentieth century by Benjamin T. Gue, Volume 1

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The Century history company, 1903 - History
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Page 145 - ... a meridian line passing through the middle of the mouth of the Kansas River where the same empties into the Missouri River; thence from the point aforesaid north along the said meridian line to the intersection of the parallel of latitude which passes through the rapids of the river Des Moines...
Page 145 - Indian boundary line; thence east from the point of intersection last aforesaid, along the said parallel of latitude, to the middle of the channel of the main fork of the said river Des Moines; thence down and along the middle of the main channel of the said river Des Moines to the mouth of the same, where it empties into the Mississippi river...
Page 53 - Resolved, That the free navigation of the river Mississippi is a clear and essential right of the United States, and that the same ought to be considered and supported as such.
Page 186 - Iowa," was approved June 12, 1838, to take effect and be in force on and after July 3, 1838. The new Territory embraced "all that part of the present Territory of Wisconsin which lies west of the Mississippi River, and west of a line drawn due north from the head water or sources of the Mississippi to the territorial line.
Page 156 - ... by which we as miners will be governed, and having duly considered the subject, do unanimously agree that we will be governed by the regulations on the east side of the Mississippi River,* with the following exceptions, to wit : ARTICLE I. That each and every man shall hold 200 yards square of ground by working said ground one day in six.
Page 94 - River to its west fork ; thence up the fork to its source ; thence crossing the fork of Red Cedar River in a direct line to the second or upper fork of the Des Moines River ; thence in a direct line to the lower fork of the Calumet River, and down that river to its junction with the Missouri River.
Page 60 - This law provided that not less than three nor more than five States should be formed out of the Northwest Territory...
Page 26 - The history of their labors is connected with the origin of every celebrated town in the annals of French America : not a cape was turned, nor a river entered, but a Jesuit led the way.
Page 180 - ... Territories, now composing so many proud and flourishing States, were created into separate territorial governments, with a much less population than that of Western Wisconsin, and that too at a time when the parent government was burdened with a national debt of millions.
Page 89 - The United States is a great power, and unless we conquer that great nation we must perish. I will lead you instantly against the whites on one condition — that is, that we shall first put all our women and children to death and then resolve that, having crossed the Mississippi, we shall never return, but perish among the graves of our fathers rather than yield to the white man.

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