Biographical and Historical Memoirs of the Early Pioneer Settlers of Ohio: With Narratives of Incidents and Occurrences in 1775

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H. W. Derby, 1852 - Athens County (Ohio) - 539 pages
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Page 297 - ... you will conduct yourself in the office of an attorney within the courts according to the best of your knowledge and discretion, and with all good fidelity as well to the courts as your clients. So help you God.
Page 523 - The wretched, vilest refuse of the earth, Mock jurisdiction held around my hearth. Sweet isle! methinks I see thy bosom torn; Again behold the ruthless rabble throng, That wrought destruction taste must ever mourn. Alas! I see thee now — shall see thee long; But ne'er shall bitter feelings urge the wrong. That to a mob would give the censure, due To those that arm'd the plunder-greedy crew.
Page 297 - You [repeat the name] solemnly swear that you will do no falsehood, nor consent to the doing of any in court ; you will not wittingly or willingly promote or sue any false, groundless or unlawful suit, nor give aid or consent to the same ; you will...
Page 530 - ... all such acts and resolutions of the British Parliament or proceedings of administration as may relate to, or affect the British Colonies in America : and to keep up and maintain a correspondence and communication with our sister Colonies, respecting these important considerations ; and the result of such their proceedings, from time to time to lay before this House.
Page 223 - He bore the rank of major at the close of the war. He was promoted to the rank of colonel in 1832, and rendered most effective service in the Black Ha'wk war, which broke out at that date.
Page 508 - Early in this month the contract was made for boats to be built on the Muskingum river, six miles above the mouth, for the purpose, as was said, of conveying the provisions and adventurers to the settlement in the new purchase. There were fifteen large batteaux, ten of them forty feet long, ten feet wide, and two and a half feet deep ; five others were fifty feet long, pointed at each end, to push or row up stream as well as down. One of these was considerably larger, and fitted up with convenient...
Page 88 - June, 1783. Sir: — As it is very uncertain how long it may be before the honorable Congress may take the petition of the officers of the army for lands 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...
Page 212 - Nonvalk, and the particular attention you paid to your personal safety, when at that place, and the prudent resolution you took, to suffer the town of Stamford to escape the conflagration to which you had devoted Fairfield and Norwalk, prevented my wishes on that head.
Page 496 - The finishing and furniture of the apartments was adapted to the use for which they were intended. " The hall was a spacious room ; its walls painted a sombre color, with a beautiful cornice of plaster, bordered with a gilded moulding, running round the lofty ceiling ; while its furniture was rich, heavy and grand.
Page 92 - ... acres to complete the army, and about seven million acres will remain for sale. The petitioners, at least some of them, are much opposed to the monopoly of lands, and wish to guard against large patents being granted to individuals, as, in their opinion, such a mode is very injurious to a country, and greatly retards its settlement; and whenever such patents are tenanted, it throws too much power into the hands of a few. For these and many other obvious reasons, the petitioners hope no...

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