An Historical Atlas: Comprising 141 Maps: to which is Added ... a Carefully Selected Bibliography of the English Books and Magazine Articles Bearing on that Period

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T. MacCoun, 1885 - Historical geography - 117 pages
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Page l - Act, 1858 the Government of India was transferred from the East India Company to the Crown.
Page liii - It is therefore ordered, That every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
Page lv - October to a surrender as humiliating as that of Saratoga. The news fell like a thunderbolt on the wretched Minister, who had till now suppressed at his master's order his own conviction of the uselessness of further bloodshed.
Page xii - ... were then appointed, and stationed at different ports of Italy, with the special object of guarding the coasts and keeping the marine in an efficient condition. But this new tendency on the part of the great Italian state could not fail to provoke the jealousy of the chief maritime power of the Western Mediterranean, Carthage, whose policy it had always been to oppose the establishment of any naval rival in the waters which she regarded as her own. Thus, unfriendly feelings, arising out of a...
Page liv - In America itself the news of the repeal had been received with universal joy, and taken as a close of the strife. But on both sides there remained a pride and irritability which only wise handling could have allayed ; and in the present state of English politics wise handling was impossible.
Page xliv - Prussia was occupied by French troops. Holland was changed into a monarchy by a simple decree of the French Emperor, and its crown bestowed on his brother Louis. Another brother, Jerome, became King of Westphalia, a new realm built up out of the Electorates of Hesse Cassel and Hanover.
Page lvii - Fourth of July, 1848, President Polk issued a proclamation announcing the return of peace. By the terms of the treaty the Rio Grande was accepted by Mexico as the western boundary of the United States and of Texas, and that republic ceded to the United States the provinces of New Mexico and Upper California. For this immense territory the government of the United States agreed to pay to Mexico the sum of fifteen millions of dollars, and to assume the debts due by Mexico to citizens of the United...
Page xi - ... subjects might murmur, but they obeyed.^ The Samnite stock was dispersed and divided ; and, while the confederacy in Samnium proper had preserved unimpaired the manners and valour of their ancestors, they were on that very account completely at variance with the other Samnite tribes and towns In fact, it was this variance between the Samnites of the plain and the Samnitcs of the mountains that Bubmfcaon of cspaa to led the Romans over the Liris.

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