The History of Tennessee, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time

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Claxton, 1868 - Tennessee - 284 pages

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Page 187 - That no regulation made, or to be made, by Congress, shall tend to emancipate slaves.
Page 211 - For a week I have been lounging at the house of General Jackson, once a lawyer, after a judge, now a planter ; a man of intelligence, and one of those prompt, frank, ardent souls whom I love to meet.
Page 54 - I thank thee, Blackgown, and thee, Frenchman,' addressing M. Jollyet, 'for taking so much pains to come and visit us; never has the earth been so beautiful, nor the sun so bright, as today; never has our river been so calm, nor so free from rocks, which your canoes have removed as they passed; never has our tobacco had so fine a flavor, nor our corn appeared so beautiful as we behold it today.
Page 203 - He was then described by a contemporary, " as having been a tall, lank, uncouth-looking personage, with long locks of hair hanging over his face, and a cue down his back tied in an eel-skin ; his dress singular, his manners and deportment that of a rough backwoodsman.
Page 243 - You cannot be surprised, then, but on the contrary will provide a fort in your town for my soldiers and Indians, should I take it in my head to pay you a visit.
Page 243 - Your excellency has been candid enough to admit your having supplied the Indians with arms. In addition to this, I have learned that a British flag has been seen flying on one of your forts. All this is done whilst you are pretending to be neutral. You...
Page 243 - I have the honor of being intrusted with the command of this district. Charged with its protection and the safety of its citizens, I feel my ability to discharge the task, and trust your excellency will always find me ready and willing to go forward in the performance of that duty, whenever circumstances shall render it necessary. I agree with you, perfectly, that...
Page 255 - He thought, in such a moment, constitutional forms must be suspended for the permanent preservation of constitutional rights, and that there could be no question whether it were best to depart for a moment from the enjoyment of our dearest privileges, or have them wrested from us forever.
Page 52 - Mescousin" (Wisconsin) ; a sand-barred stream, hard to navigate, but full of islands covered with vines, and bordered by meadows, and groves, and pleasant slopes. Down this they floated with open eyes, until, upon the 17th of June, they entered the Mississippi, "with a joy," says Marquette, " that I cannot express." Quietly floating down the great river, they remarked the deer, the buffaloes, the swans, — "wingless, for they lose their feathers in that country...
Page 253 - In his communication to Coffee, the general observes, " You must not sleep until you reach me, or arrive within striking distance. Your accustomed activity is looked for. Innumerable defiles present themselves, where your services and riflemen will be all-important. An opportunity is at hand, to reap for yourself and brigade the approbation of your country.

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