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Page ii - In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled " An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Book* to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned.
Page 87 - Pass. Why, thus. He that quarrels seeks to fight ; and he that seeks to fight seeks to die ; and he that seeks to die seeks never to fight more ; and he that will quarrel, and seeks means never to answer a man more, I think he's a coward.
Page 105 - Judge Waggoner, who is a notorious hog-slealer, was recently accused, while sitting on the bench, by Major Hooker, the hunter, gouger, whipper, and nose-biter, of stealing many hogs, and being, although a judge, the greatest rogue in the United States. This was the Major's answer to the question Guilty, or Not Guilty?
Page 6 - Even the little children here are initiated into human blood almost as soon as they are able to walk; and the common amusement of young persons is to stick pins in their black attendants, while every boy has a little negro, of about his own age, to torture for his pastime. The blacks here, as I was assured by his excellency the Governor, whose name is Hancock, have but one meal a day, which is principally potatoes, and fare little better than the miserable Irish or English peasantry at home. The...