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The Political History of Virginia During the Reconstruction (Classic Reprint)
Hamilton James Eckenrode
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Page 383 - That elections of members to serve as representatives of the people in assembly, ought to be free; and that all men having sufficient evidence of permanent common interest with, and attachment to the community, have the right of suffrage, and cannot be taxed or deprived of their property for public uses, without their own consent, or that of their representatives so elected, nor bound by any law to which they have not, in like manner, assented for the public good.
Page 378 - That all men are by nature equally free and independent, and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot by any compact deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.
Page 478 - May I reach That purest heaven, be to other souls The cup of strength in some great agony, Enkindle generous ardor, feed pure love, Beget the smiles that have no cruelty, Be the sweet presence of a good diffused, And in diffusion ever more intense. So shall I join the choir invisible Whose music is the gladness of the world.
Page vi - HOSMER. 35 cents. V-VI. Taxation in the United States. By HENRY CARTER ADAMS. 50 cents. VII. Institutional Beginnings in a •Western State. By JESSE MACY. 25 cents. VIII-IX. Indian Money in New England, etc. By WILLIAM B. WEEDEN.
Page 442 - To frown upon th' enrag'd Northumberland ! Let heaven kiss earth ! now let not Nature's hand Keep the wild flood confin'd ! let order die ! And let this world no longer be a stage To feed contention in a lingering act...
Page 442 - While the Union lasts, we have high, exciting, gratifying prospects spread out before us, for us and our children. Beyond that I seek not to penetrate the veil. God grant that, in my day, at least, that curtain may not rise. God grant, that on my vision never may be opened what lies behind.
Page 316 - Johnson issued his proclamation, " to re-establish the authority of the United States and to execute the laws within the geographical limits known as the State of Virginia.
Page vi - XI. Seminary Libraries and University Extension. By HB ADAMS. 25 cents. XII. European Schools of History and Politics. By AD WHITE. 25 cents. SIXTH SERIES.— The History of Co-operation in the United States.— $3.50.
Page 479 - Wherever through the ages rise The altars of self-sacrifice, Where love its arms has opened wide, Or man for man has calmly died, I see the same white wings outspread That hovered o'er the Master's head...
Page 437 - And yet the book-men, as a class, have not yet acknowledged him. It is here that letters betray their lack of distinctive American character. Fifty millions of men God gives us to mould; burning questions, keen debate, great interests trying to vindicate their right to be, sad wrongs brought to the bar of public judgment,— these are the people's schools. Timid scholarship either shrinks from sharing in these agitations, or denounces them as vulgar and dangerous interference by incompetent hands...