How Marcus Whitman Saved Oregon: A True Romance of Patriotic Heroism, Christian Devotion and Final Martyrdom, with Sketches of Life on the Plains and Mountains in Pioneer Days

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Star Publishing Company, 1895 - Northwest, Pacific - 339 pages
Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa Whitman established a mission in the Oregon Territory in the 1840s. The Cayuse Indians accused the Whitmans of spreading disease among the tribe and killed the Whitmans and many others. Other missionaries established a college in their name in Walla Walla, Washington.

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Page 176 - He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat : Oh ! be swift, my soul, to answer Him ! be jubilant, my feet ! Our God is marching on. In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me : As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on.
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Page 158 - And we too must leave it, hasten to the front and note the proceedings, for the sun is now getting low in the west, and at length the painstaking pilot is standing ready to conduct the train in the circle which he has previously measured and marked out, which is to form the invariable fortification for the night. The leading wagons follow him so nearly round the circle, that but a wagon length separates them.

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