Washington County, and the Early Settlement of Ohio: Being the Centennial Historical Address, Before the Citizens of Washington County

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P.G. Thomson, 1877 - Marietta (Ohio) - 83 pages
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Page 36 - These little republics would be the main strength of the great one. We owe to them the vigor given to our revolution in its commencement in the Eastern States, and by them the Eastern States were enabled to repeal the embargo in opposition to the Middle, Southern and Western States, and their large and lubberly division into counties which can never be assembled.
Page 17 - We are accustomed . . . to praise the lawgivers of antiquity; we help to perpetuate the fame of Solon and Lycurgus; 80 FATHERS OF THE CONSTITUTION but I doubt whether one single law of any lawgiver, ancient or modern, has produced effects of more distinct, marked and lasting character than the Ordinance of 1787.
Page 23 - Beginning on the bank of the Ohio River, where the western boundary line of Pennsylvania crosses it, and running with that line to Lake Erie ; thence along the southern shore of said lake to the mouth of the...
Page 23 - Laurens ; thence with a line to be drawn westerly to the portage of that branch of the Big Miami, on which the fort stood that was taken by the French in 1752, until it meets the road from the lower Shawanese town to the Sandusky ; thence south to the Scioto river, thence with that river to the mouth, and thence up the Ohio river to the place of beginning...
Page 8 - That it is inseparably essential to the freedom of a people, and the undoubted right of Englishmen, that no taxes be imposed on them but with their own consent, given personally or by their representatives.
Page 35 - These wards, called townships in New England, are the vital principle of their governments, and have proved themselves the wisest invention ever devised by the wit of man for the perfect exercise of self-government and for its preservation.
Page 12 - ... between the Ohio River and Lake Erie into consideration, or be in a situation to decide thereon, the going to Philadelphia to negotiate the business with any of its members, or committee to whom the petition may be referred, is a measure none of the petitioners will think of undertaking. The part which I have taken in promoting the petition is well known, and therefore needs no apology, when I inform you that the signers expect that I will pursue measures to have it laid before Congress. Under...
Page 32 - In the mean time, and on the 7th of January, 1803, the Senate had passed a resolution directing a committee to inquire " whether any, and, if any, what legislative measures may be necessary for admitting the State of Ohio into the Union, and for extending to that State the laws of the United States.
Page 36 - O yes,' that a court is opened for the administration of even-handed justice, to the poor and the rich, to the guilty and the innocent, without respect of persons ; none to be punished without a trial by their peers, and then in pursuance of the laws and evidence in the case.
Page 13 - Ohio will be filled with inhabitants, and the faithful subjects of these United States so established on the waters of the Ohio and the lakes as to banish forever the idea of our western territory falling under the dominion of any European power...

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