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Page 52 - The most ultimately righteous of all wars is a war with savages, though it is apt to be also the most terrible and inhuman. The rude, fierce settler who drives the savage from the land lays all civilized mankind under a debt to him.
Page 32 - All the religion I have is to love and fear God, believe in Jesus Christ, do all the good to my neighbor and myself that I can, and do as little harm as I can help, and trust on God's mercy for the rest, and I believe God never made a man of my principle to be lost.
Page 135 - Clarke is eternally drunk, and yet full of design. I told him he would be hanged. He laughed and said he could take refuge among the Indians. A stroke is meditated against St. Louis and the Natchez.
Page 3 - I have also drawn freely on the Draper Manuscripts, in the Library of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, at Madison.
Page 52 - Italian king; but it is of incalculable importance that America, Australia, and Siberia should pass out of the hands of their red, black, and yellow aboriginal owners, and become the heritage of the dominant world races.
Page 169 - I have had with Mr. Gardoqui, the Spanish minister, at this place, I have been assured by him in the most explicit terms, that if Kentucky will declare her independence, and empower some proper person to negotiate with him, that he has authority, and will engage, to open the navigation of the Mississippi, for the exportation of their produce, on terms of mutual advantage. But that this privilege never can be extended to them while part of the United States, by reason of commercial treaties existing...
Page 237 - Their inheritance of sturdy and selfreliant manhood helped them greatly ; their blood told in their favor as blood generally does tell when other things are equal. If they prized intellect they prized character more ; they were strong in body and mind, stout of heart, and resolute of will. They felt that pride of race which spurs a man to effort, instead of making him feel that he is excused from effort. They realized that the qualities they inherited from their forefathers ought to be further developed...
Page 3 - West than the East. The time was one of vital importance to the whole nation; alike to the people of the inland frontier and to those of the seaboard. The course of events during these years determined whether we should become a mighty nation, or a mere snarl of weak and quarrelsome little commonwealths, with a history as.
Page 21 - The German women worked just as hard as the men, even in the fields, and both sexes were equally saving. Naturally such thrifty immigrants did well materially ; but they never took any position of leadership or influence in the community until they had assimilated themselves in speech and customs...
Page 50 - Thanks to Roosevelt's hero Alexander Hamilton, only a portion of the conquered land endowing the early American Republic was liquidated to pay Revolutionary war debt, but it was desired by the planters that their taxes be reduced by the amount that was. Since potential buyers were to be found in the...