Records and Memorials of the Speed Family

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Courier-journal job printing Company, 1892 - Genealogy - 206 pages
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This is an excellant source of information of the Speed family. This was very resourceful in my geneological research.


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Page 187 - Considering the power that the laws of war give over secret participants in hostilities, such as banditti, guerillas, spies, etc., the position of a commander would be miserable indeed if he could not call to his aid the judgments of such tribunals; he would become a mere butcher of men without the power to ascertain justice, and there can be no mercy where there is no justice. War in its mildest form is horrible; but take away from the contending armies the ability and right to organize what is...
Page 118 - As I looked up at him I thought then, and I think now, that I never saw a sadder face. "I said to him: *You seem to be so much pained at contracting so small a debt, I think I can suggest a plan by which you can avoid the debt and at the same time attain your end. I have a large room with a double bed upstairs, which you are very welcome to share with me.
Page 188 - Solemnly impressed with these views, the general announces that the great principles of American liberty still are the lawful inheritance of this people and ever should be. The right of trial by jury, the habeas corpus, the liberty of .the press, the freedom of speech, and the natural rights of persons, and the rights of property, must be preserved.
Page 8 - Drawings, of all the Genealogies recorded in the Sacred Scriptures, according to every Family and Tribe ; with the line of our Saviour Jesus Christ observed from Adam to the Virgin Mary, by JP Morris, Esq., royal 4to, (pub.
Page 188 - The right of trial by jury, the habeas corpus, the liberty of the press, the freedom of speech, the natural rights of persons, and the rights of property must be preserved. Free institutions, while they are essential to the prosperity and happiness of the people, always furnish the strongest inducements to peace and order.
Page 118 - He said that was perhaps cheap enough ; but, small as the sum was, he was unable to pay it. But if I would credit him till Christmas, and his experiment as a lawyer was a success, he would pay then, saying, in the saddest tone, " If I fail in this, I do not know that I can ever pay you.
Page 189 - ... in their lawful jurisdiction. Should there be violations of existing laws, which are not inquired into by the civil magistrates, or should failures in the administration of justice by the courts be complained of. the cases will be reported to these headquarters, when such orders will be made as may be deemed necessary. While the general thus indicates his purpose to respect the liberties of the people, he wishes all to understand that armed insurrections or forcible resistance to the law will...
Page 118 - He had ridden into town on a borrowed horse, with no earthly property save a pair of saddle-bags containing a few clothes.
Page 9 - Normans ; their originals, manners, warres, coins, and seals, with the successions, lives, acts, and issues of the English monarchs, from Julius Caesar to our most gracious sovereigne king James.
Page 186 - So, when by invasion, insurrection, rebellions, or such like, the peaceable course of justice is disturbed and stopped, so as the courts of justice be as it were shut up, et silent leges inter arma, then it is said to be time of war.

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