A History of the Juniata Valley and Its People, Volume 1

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John Woolf Jordan
Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913 - Huntingdon County (Pa.) - 1403 pages
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Contents

I
1
II
14
III
26
IV
43
V
68
VI
95
VII
116
VIII
142
XI
193
XII
227
XIII
250
XIV
277
XV
292
XVI
311
XVII
328
XVIII
343

IX
153
X
181
XIX
376
XX
389

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Page 239 - They are remarkably stout and hardy men ; many of them exceeding six feet in height. They are dressed in white frocks, or rifle shirts, and round hats. These men are remarkable for the accuracy of their aim ; striking a mark with great certainty at two hundred yards distance.
Page 23 - They are really better to us than we are to them, they always give us victuals at their quarters, and take care we are armed against hunger and thirst : "We do not so by them, generally speaking, but let them walk by our doors hungry and do not often relieve them.
Page 28 - ... and, if you will, a sober and industrious people. I shall not usurp the right of any, or oppress his person. God has furnished me with a better resolution, and has given me His grace to keep it. In short, whatever sober and free men can reasonably desire for the security and improvement of their own happiness, I shall heartily comply with, and in five months resolve, if it please God, to see you.
Page 28 - ... you shall be governed by laws of your own making, and live a free, and if you will, a sober and industrious people. I shall not usurp the right of any, or oppress his person. God has furnished me with a better resolution, and has given me his grace to keep it.
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