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Page 311 - It is hereby ordained and declared by the authority aforesaid that the following articles shall be considered as articles of compact, between the original states and the people and states in the said territory, and forever remain unalterable, unless by common consent...
Page 89 - We are accustomed . . . to praise the lawgivers of antiquity; we help to perpetuate the fame of Solon and Lycurgus; 80 FATHERS OF THE CONSTITUTION but I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has produced effects of more distinct, marked and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787.
Page 133 - All these orders were obeyed with spirit and promptitude ; but such was the impetuosity of the charge by the first line of infantry...
Page 239 - John, between them, I somehow see, When my eyes are shut, with a little board at his head in Tennessee. But William came home one morning early, from Gettysburg, last July, (The mowing was over already, although the only mower was I :) William, my captain, came home for good to his mother ; and I'll be bound We were proud and cried to see the flag that wrapt his coffin around ; For a company from the town came up ten miles with music and gun : It seemed his country claimed him then — as well as...
Page 73 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it. I have killed many. I have fully glutted my vengeance. For my country, I rejoice at the beams of peace. But do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear.
Page 48 - After taking Fort Duquesne," said he, "I am to proceed to Niagara; and having taken that, to Frontenac, if the season will allow time; and I suppose it will, for Duquesne can hardly detain me above three or four days; and then I see nothing that can obstruct my march to Niagara.
Page 257 - And after them tumble the mixer ; For a poison malign Is such Borgia wine, Or at best but a Devil's Elixir. While pure as a spring Is the wine I sing, And to praise it, one needs but name it ; For Catawba wine Has need of no sign, No tavern-bush to proclaim it.
Page 112 - authorized to dispose of a very large body of land" in the West. In 1790, this gentleman distributed proposals in Paris, for the sale of lands, at five shillings per acre, which promised, says VOlney, " a climate healthy and delightful ; scarcely such a thing as frost in winter ; a river called, by way of eminence,