The Mississippi Valley Historical Review, Volume 4

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Mississippi Valley Historical Association, 1918 - Electronic journals

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Page 144 - I am satisfied that such a set of black-coated, stiffjointed, soft-muscled, paste-complexioned youth as we can boast in our Atlantic cities never before sprang from loins of Anglo-Saxon lineage.
Page 425 - Do not misunderstand me because I have mentioned these objections. They indicate the difficulties that have thus far prevented my action in some such way as you desire. I have not decided against a proclamation of liberty to the slaves, but hold the matter under advisement; and I can assure you that the subject is on my mind, by day and night, more than any other. Whatever shall appear to be God's will, I will do.
Page 144 - I believe, in cricketing, and as for any great athletic feat performed by a gentleman in these latitudes, society would drop a man who should run round the Common in five minutes. Some of our amateur fencers, single-stick players, and boxers, we have no reason to be ashamed of. Boxing is rough play, but not too rough for a hearty young fellow. Anything is better than this white-blooded degeneration to which we all tend.
Page 285 - Utah; and, when admitted as a State, the said Territory, or any portion of the same, shall be received into the Union, with or without slavery, as their constitution may Proviso. prescribe at the time of their admission...
Page 329 - Council to be seven and no more, which Persons so chosen and appointed by you shall be to all Intents and Purposes Councillors...
Page 286 - Legislature, any man, of whatever party, who is not known to be opposed to the disturbance of the settlement aforesaid, and to the renewal, in any form, of agitation upon the subject of slavery.
Page 332 - We do hereby require and command all Officers and Ministers, Civil and Military, and all other Inhabitants of Our said Province, to be obedient, aiding and assisting unto you, the said Thomas Carleton, in the execution of this Our Commission and of the powers and authorities herein contained...
Page 288 - The Democratic party of this section of the State is becoming rapidly demoralized in reference to the great question of the preservation of the Union. The game of the destructives is to use the Missouri Compromise principle as a medium of defeating all adjustment and then to make the most of succeeding events, no matter what they may be, to infuriate the South and drive her into measures that must end in disunion.
Page 322 - Service, and give Confidence and Encouragement to such Persons as, are inclined to become Settlers in the new Colonies, That an immediate and public Declaration should be made of the intended permanent Constitution and that the power of calling Assemblies should be inserted in the first Commissions...
Page 323 - ... to erect constitute and establish such and so many courts of judicature and public justice within our said province under your government as you and they shall think fit and necessary for the hearing and determining of all causes as well criminal as civil according to law and equity...

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