A Biographical Sketch of Col. Richard M. Johnson, of Kentucky, Issue 12

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Saxton & Miles, 1843 - 46 pages
 

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Page 42 - He never stooped to the arena of partisan discussions, but in the consideration of important subjects, especially that of the removal of the public deposits from the Bank of the United States, he proved himself to be a statesman of high rank, and a most accomplished debater.
Page 9 - Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State in which he shall be chosen.
Page 7 - and 1780, he was a member of the convention which " framed the constitution of the state. In February, 1782, " he resigned his judgeship, and returned to the bar.
Page 21 - ... regard them and their cause with much indifference; and was it not thought that their cause would ultimately affect others, no one would stir a step in their behalf. The other day there had been a skirmish between some Prussian hussars and a party of the French, which ended in the defeat of the latter, without the loss of a single man on the side of the Prussians. About fifty wounded men and prisoners were brought into town, and passed before our windows, where we were at dinner at a table-d'hôte...
Page 26 - Colonel Johnson was the only person in that part of the battle who fought on horseback. He was shot with a ball and three buckshot ; and the pistol with which Colonel Johnson shot the Indian chief was charged with a ball and three buckshot.
Page 26 - Indian warrior, partially civilized, a man of high character 4 for honor and integrity, and the uniform friend of the United States. He was at the Thames at the time of the battle, but took no part in it.
Page 16 - ... all impelled by the same patriotic spirit, and each one esteemed it his glory to observe the strictest discipline without com.pulsion. A bond of fraternity united them as one. Col. Johnson, though their commander, regarded each one as a brother and an equal; he never could relish praise for the deeds which they performed, unless they were sharers with himself in that...
Page 35 - That hand was broken in our defence. We will still nourish it, and still confide in him who wears it.
Page 26 - Shane, what he knew of the death of Tecumseh. He answered, that immediately after the battle of the Thames was ended, he went to the spot where several of the men had seen Colonel Johnson kill an Indian commander, and there he saw Tecumseh lie dead upon the ground ; that he examined his body, and...
Page 26 - Tecumseh, and his body was found where Colonel Johnson had killed an Indian commander. He was killed by a person on horseback, and Colonel Johnson was the only person in that part of the field who had fought on horseback.

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