Vermont: The Green Mountain State, Volume 4

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Century history Company, Incorporated, 1921 - Vermont
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Page 300 - I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever, and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the rules and Articles of War.
Page 288 - At this unsurpassed achievement the great heart of our nation throbs, not with boasting or with greed of conquest, but with deep gratitude that this triumph has come in a just cause and that by the grace of God an effective step has thus been taken toward the attainment of the wished-for peace. To those whose skill, courage and devotion have won the fight, to the gallant commander and the brave officers and men who aided him, our country owes an incalculable debt.
Page 295 - Resolved, That our Senators in Congress be instructed, and our Representatives be requested to use all...
Page 224 - In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this nineteenth day of June in the year of grace eighteen hundred and ninety-one.
Page 270 - Torn from their homes, with foul earth, foul air, foul water, and foul food or none, what wonder that one-half have died and that one-quarter of the living are so diseased that they cannot be saved ? A form of dropsy is a common disorder resulting from these conditions.
Page 284 - AM While advancing to the attack two mines were exploded ahead of the flagship, too far to be effective. The squadron maintained a continuous and precise fire at ranges varying from 5,000 to 2,000 yards, countermarching in a line approximately parallel to that of the Spanish fleet.
Page 285 - Petrel being left behind to complete the destruction of the smaller gunboats, which were behind the point of Cavite.* This duty was performed by Commander EP Wood in the most expeditious and complete manner possible. The Spanish lost the following vessels: Sunk. — Reina Christina, Castilla, Don Antonio de Ulloa. Burnt. — Don Juan de Austria, Isla de Luzon, Isla de Cuba, General Lezo, Marques del Duero, El Correo, Velasco, and Isla de Mindanao (transport).
Page 285 - Several of the vessels were struck, and even penetrated, but the damage was of the slightest, and the squadron is in as good condition now as before the battle. "I...
Page 62 - Congress has, to some extent, been brought within similar influences, and the knowledge of the public on that subject has brought great discredit upon the body, far more, we believe, than there were facts to justify. But such is the tendency of the time, and the belief is far too general that all men can be ruled with money, and that the use of such means to carry public measures is legitimate and proper. No member of Congress ought to place himself in circumstances of suspicion, so that any discredit...
Page 535 - For distinguished service in the line of his profession as commanding officer of the USS Animen, engaged in the important, exacting and hazardous duty of patrolling the waters infested with enemy submarines and mines...

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