Historical Record of the City of Savannah

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J.H. Estill, 1869 - Savannah (Ga.) - 200 pages
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Page 37 - For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. 12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty.
Page 23 - Savannah, and the three maritime islands to hunt upon, when they should come to bathe in the salt waters • that neither. Mary nor her husband had any right to those lands, which were the common property of the Creek nations ; that the great king had ordered the president to defend their right to them, and expected that all his subjects, both white and red, would live together like brethren...
Page 103 - To see a gentleman of his rank and fortune visiting a distant and uncultivated land, with no other society but the miserable whom he goes to assist — exposing himself freely to the same hardships to which they are subjected, in the prime of life, instead of pursuing his pleasures or ambition — on an improved and well-concerted plan, from which his country must reap the profits — at his own expense, and without a view, or even a possibility of receiving any private advantage from it; this too,...
Page 96 - Passes should not be exacted within the line of outer pickets; but if any person shall abuse these privileges by communicating with the enemy, or doing any act of hostility to the Government of the United States, he or she will be punished with the utmost rigor of the law. " Commerce with the outer world will be resumed to an extent commensurate with the wants of the citizens, governed by the restrictions and rules of the Treasury Department.
Page 96 - During war, the military is superior to civil authority, and, where interests clash, the civil must give way; yet, where there is no conflict, every encouragement should be given to well-disposed and peaceful inhabitants to resume their usual pursuits.
Page 54 - ... I consent to the truce you ask. It shall continue till the signal for retreat to-morrow night, the 17th, which will serve also to announce the recommencement of hostilities. It is unnecessary to observe to your Excellency, that this suspension of arms is entirely in your favour, since I cannot be certain that you will not make use of it to fortify yourself, at the same time that the propositions you shall make may be inadmissible. I must observe to you, also, how important it is that you should...
Page 54 - I apprise your Excellency that I have not been able to refuse the army of the United States uniting itself with that of the King. The junction will probably be effected this day. if I have not an answer, therefore, immediately, you must confer in future with General Lincoln and me.
Page 59 - D'Estaing, in his own name, notified to you that you would be personally and alone responsible for the consequences of your obstinacy. The time which you informed him, in the commencement of the siege, would be necessary for the arrangement of articles, including the different orders of men in your town, had no other object than that of receiving succour.
Page 97 - Savannah, and their editors and proprietors will be held to the strictest accountability, and will be punished severely in person and property for any libelous publication, mischievous matter, premature news, exaggerated statements, or any comments whatever upon the acts of the constituted authorities ; they will be held accountable even for such articles though copied from other papers.
Page 97 - That we accept the position, and, in the language of the President of the United States, seek to have " peace by laying down our arms, and submitting to the national authority under the Constitution ; " " leaving all questions which remain, to be adjusted by the peaceful means of legislation, conference, and votes.

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