Life of Andrew Jackson, Volume 1

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Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1879 - United States
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Page 52 - Heaven ('twas all he wished) a friend. No farther seek his merits to disclose, Or draw his frailties from their dread abode (There they alike in trembling hope repose), The bosom of his Father and his God.
Page 352 - An act to regulate trade and intercourse with the Indian tribes, and to preserve peace on the frontiers...
Page 263 - Oh, wake snakes, and walk your chalks ! Brimstone and fire ! Don't hold me, Nick Stoval ! The fight's made up, and let's go at it. my soul if I don't jump down his throat, and gallop every chitterling out of him before you can say ' quit ' !" "Now, Nick, don't hold him ! Jist let the wild-cat come, and I'll tame him.
Page 404 - gave this great island to his red children ; he placed the whites on the other side of the big water; they were not contented with their own, but came to take ours from us. They have driven us from the sea to the lakes : we can go no further.
Page 172 - That an equal participation of the free navigation of the Mississippi is one of the inherent rights of the citizens of this State; it cannot, therefore, be conceded to any prince, potentate, power, person or persons whatever.
Page 523 - You have entitled yourselves to the gratitude of your country and your general. The expedition from which you have just returned has, by your good conduct, been rendered prosperous beyond any example in the history of our warfare ; it has redeemed the character of your State, and of that. description of troops of which the greater part of you are.
Page 534 - Whilst there were chances of success I never left my post nor supplicated peace. But my people are gone, and I now ask it for my nation and for myself.
Page 578 - A flag over any door, whether Spanish, French, or British, will be a certain protection, nor dare any Indian put his foot on the threshold thereof, under penalty of death from his own countrymen; not even an enemy will an Indian put to death, except resisting in arms, and as for injuring helpless women and children, the red men, by their good conduct and treatment to them, will (if it be possible) make the Americans blush for their more inhuman conduct lately on the Escambia, and within a neutral...
Page 367 - Dark blue or brown has been prescribed for service, of homespun or not, at the election of the wearer ; hunting-shirts or coats, at the option of the different companies, with pantaloons and dark-colored socks. White pantaloons, vests, etc., may be worn upon parade. As the expedition will not terminate under five or six months, and will include the winter and spring, the volunteers will see the propriety of adapting their clothing in quantity and quality to both seasons. The field officers will wear...
Page 263 - I saw the combatants come to the ground, and, after a short struggle, I saw the uppermost one (for I could not see the other) make a heavy plunge with both his thumbs, and at the same instant I heard a cry in the accent of keenest torture, "Enough! My eye's out!

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