Fifty years in Oregon: experiences, observations, and commentaries upon men, measures, and customs in pioneer days and later times

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The Neale publishing company, 1912 - Oregon - 536 pages
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Page 31 - ... throw themselves on their country for doing for them unauthorized what we know they would have done for themselves, had they been in a situation to do it.
Page 236 - JESUS shall reign where'er the sun Does his successive journeys run ; His kingdom stretch from shore to shore, Till moons shall wax and wane no more.
Page 29 - States a strong proof of his friendship, doth hereby cede to the said United States, in the name of the French Republic, forever and in full sovereignty, the said territory, with all its rights and appurtenances, as fully and in the same manner as they have been acquired by the French Republic, in virtue of the above-mentioned treaty, concluded with His Catholic Majesty.
Page 31 - I did this for your good ; I pretend to no right to bind you : you may disavow me, and I must get out of the scrape as I can : I thought it my duty to risk myself for you. But we shall not be disavowed by the nation, and their act of indemnity will confirm and not weaken the Constitution, by more strongly marking out its lines.
Page 193 - I do solemnly swear that I will support the organic laws of the provisional government of Oregon, so far as said organic laws are consistent with my duties as a citizen of the United States, or a subject of Great Britain, and faithfully demean myself in office.
Page 30 - The Constitution has made no provision for our holding foreign territory, still less for incorporating foreign nations into our Union. The executive in seizing the fugitive occurrence which so much advances the good of their country, have done an act beyond the Constitution.
Page 530 - There generous fruits, that never fail, On trees immortal grow ; There rocks and hills, and brooks and vales With milk and honey flow.
Page 493 - Washington do the same thing), said: "Sit down, sir! Resume your seat! Do you intend to trifle with the Chair, when you know that we passed the previous question two weeks ago? It was the first thing we done...
Page 35 - ... we should have such an empire for liberty as she has never surveyed since the creation; and I am persuaded no constitution was ever before so well calculated as ours for extensive empire and self-government.
Page 72 - We flatter ourselves that we are the germ of a great State, and are anxious to give an early tone to the moral and intellectual character of its citizens. We are fully aware, too, that the destinies of our posterity will be intimately affected by the character of those who emigrate to the country.

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