Cincinnati, the Queen City, 1788-1912, Volume 2

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Charles Frederic Goss
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912 - Cincinnati (Ohio)
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Absolutely the most interesting. yet knowledgeable history of Cncinnati
I have ever read. Giving me knowledge of my families every day life in Cincinnati, living in the earliest days till my parent was born.

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Page 268 - Smith offered the following resolution, which was adopted : Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed by the...
Page 301 - Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.
Page 128 - A Letter composed of two pieces of paper, is charged with double these rates ; of three pieces, with triple ; and of four pieces, with quadruple. " One or more pieces of paper, mailed as a letter, and weighing one ounce, shall be charged with quadruple postage ; and at the same rate, should the weight be greater.
Page 124 - At one time we were all flung together in a heap at the bottom of the coach, and at another we were crushing our heads against the roof. Now, one side was down deep in the mire, and we were holding on to the other.
Page 82 - Ocean, the first thing which strikes us is, that, the north-east and south-east monsoons, which are found the one on the north and the other on the south side of the...
Page 117 - Virginia, by the colonial law of 1657, which required " every planter to provide a messenger to convey the dispatches, as they arrived, to the next plantation; and so on, on pain of forfeiting a hogshead of tobacco for default." The government of New York in 1672 established "a post to goe monthly from New York to Boston...
Page 144 - Among the most important are immortality, and if the expression may be allowed, individuality — properties, by which a perpetual succession of many persons are considered as the same and may act as a single individual. They enable a corporation to manage its own affairs, and to hold property without the perplexing intricacies, the hazardous and endless necessity, of perpetual conveyances for the purpose of transmitting it from hand to hand.
Page 101 - The complete success attending the experiments in steam navigation made on the Hudson and the adjoining waters previous to the year 1809, turned the attention of the principal projectors to the idea of its application on the Western Rivers; and in the month of April of that year, Mr. Roosevelt of New York, pursuant to an agreement with Chancellor Livingston and Mr. Pulton, visited those rivers, with the purpose of forming an opinion whether they admitted of steam navigation or not. At this time two...
Page 351 - ... information; prevent or adjust controversies and misunderstandings -which may arise between persons engaged in trade; and generally to foster, protect and advance the commercial, mercantile and manufacturing interests of the city, in conformity with an act of the General Assembly of the State of Ohio entitled "An act to authorize the incorporation of boards of trade and chambers of commerce,
Page 103 - Louisville, was frequently awakened from her restless slumber, by the jar given to the furniture and loose articles in the cabin, as several times in the course of the night, the shock of the passing earthquake was communicated from the island to the bows of the vessel.

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