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 33 - ... 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 232 - 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 31 - 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 33 - 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 30 - They only ask of me one town in Louisiana, but I already consider the colony as entirely lost...
Page 32 - 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 536 - There generous fruits, that never fail, On trees immortal grow ; There rocks and hills, and brooks and vales With milk and honey flow.
Page 73 - 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.
Page 34 - But as to Louisiana, this new, immense, unbounded world, if it should ever be incorporated into this Union, which I have no idea can be done but by altering the Constitution, I believe it will be the greatest curse that could at present befall us; it may be productive of innumerable evils, and especially of one that I fear even to look upon.
Page 163 - Art. 9. Those only may keep dogs who travel or live among the game. If a dog kill a lamb, calf, or any domestic animal, the owner shall pay the damage, and kill the dog. Art. 10. If an Indian raise a gun. or other weapon against a white man, it shall be reported to the chiefs, and they shall punish him. If a white man do the same to an Indian, it shall be reported to Dr.

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