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Page 34 - Indians, rode two and two, the rifle held by one hand across the pummel of the saddle. The dress of these men was principally a long loose coat of deerskin tied with thongs in front, trousers of the same. The saddles were of various fashions, though these and a large drove of horses and a brass
Page 214 - We doubt your ability to do this," went on Coleman, "but we are ready to meet you halfway. This is what we will promise: we will take no steps without first giving you notice. But in return we insist that ten men of our own selection shall be added to the sheriff's force within the jail.
Page 34 - The saddles were of various fashions, though these and a large drove of horses and a brass field gun were things they had picked up in California.
Page 90 - the end of July, this expedition by design or chance entered Salt Lake Valley. At sight of the lake glistening in the sun, "Each of us," wrote one of the party, "without saying a word to the other, instinctively, as if by inspiration, raised our hats from our heads, and then, swinging our hats, shouted, 'Hosannah to God and the Lamb!"
Page 201 - People stood still in the streets, when this notice met the eye. If this was actually the old Committee of 1851, it meant business. There was but one way to find out and that was to go and see. Number
Page 218 - When you see these damned psalmsinging Yankees turn out of their churches. shoulder their guns, and march away of a Sunday, you may know that hell is going to crack shortly.
Page 218 - tobaccospurting Southerner, with eyes like burning black balls, who could talk a company of listeners into an insane asylum quicker than any man in California, and whose blasphemy could not be
Page 34 - The dress of these men was principally a long loose coat of deerskin tied with thongs in front, trousers of the same.