Chicago: Its History and Its Builders, a Century of Marvelous Growth, Volume 1

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S. J. Clarke publishing Company, 1912 - Chicago

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Page 194 - I had a good many bloody struggles with the mosquitoes ; and although I never fainted from loss of blood, I can truly say I was often very hungry.
Page 158 - A great part of the territory is miserably poor, especially that near Lakes Michigan and Erie, and that upon the Mississippi and the Illinois consists of extensive plains which have not had, from appearances, and will not have, a single bush on them for ages. The districts, therefore, within which these fall will never contain a sufficient number of inhabitants to entitle them to membership in the confederacy.
Page 39 - One piece of land six miles square, at the mouth of Chikago river, emptying into the southwest end of lake Michigan, where a fort formerly stood.
Page 114 - The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians ; their lands and property shall never be taken from them without their consent ; and in their property, rights, and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by congress ; but laws founded in justice and humanity shall, from time to time, be made for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them.
Page 70 - Chatham, for our countrymen ; whose form of government is the freest on earth, our own only excepted ; from whom every valuable principle of our own institutions has been borrowed — representation...
Page 43 - I see by the newspapers, that the Spaniards, having taken a little post called St. Joseph, pretend to have made a conquest of the Illinois country. In what light does this proceeding appear to Congress ? While they decline our offered friendship, are they to be suffered to encroach on our bounds, and shut us up within the Appalachian mountains ? I begin to fear they have some such project.
Page 277 - 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 204 - Far and wide the grassy Prairie teemed with figures ; warriors mounted or on foot, squaws, and horses. Here a race between three or four Indian ponies, each carrying a double rider, whooping and yelling like fiends. There a solitary horseman with a long spear, turbaned like an Arab, scouring along at full speed; — groups of hobbled horses ; Indian dogs and children, or a grave conclave of grey chiefs seated on the grass in consultation.
Page 83 - Oh, I cannot die !' exclaimed he, ' I am not fit to die — if I had but a short time to prepare — death is awful...
Page 369 - Cincinnati, the Sons of the Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Revolution, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Putnam County Historical Society.

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