Lessons in the History of Louisiana: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Close of the Civil War, to which are Appended Lessons in Its Geography and Products

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A.S. Barnes, 1877 - Louisiana - 216 pages
 

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Page 166 - Beautiful is the land, with its prairies and forests of fruit-trees; Under the feet a garden of flowers, and the bluest of heavens 860 Bending above, and resting its dome on the walls of the forest. They who dwell there have named it the Eden of Louisiana.
Page 155 - De Soto, East Baton Rouge, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jackson, Jefferson...
Page 155 - Sabine St. Bernard St. Charles St. Helena St. James St. John Baptist .... St. Landry St. Martin St. Mary St. Tammany...
Page 69 - Mississippi should be the western boundary ; but that the whole width of that river, from its source to the sea, should be free to the people of the United States.
Page 122 - Jackson was subjected to a torrent of thirteen-inch and eleven-inch shells during a hundred and forty-four hours. To an inexperienced eye it seems as if this work were badly cut up. It is as strong to-day as when the first shell was fired at it.
Page 69 - States, for the term of three years, to use the port of New Orleans as a place of deposit for their produce and merchandise, and to export the same free from all duty or charge, except a reasonable consideration to be paid for storage and other incidental expenses ; that the term of three years may, by subsequent negotiation, be extended ; or, instead of that town, some other point in the island of New Orleans...
Page 18 - ... common with the vulgar herd, the man to utter one word of wail ! With smiling lips and serene brow he cheers his companions and summons them, one by one, to swear allegiance in his hands to Muscoso de Alvarado, whom he designates as his successor. " Union and perseverance, my friends...
Page 62 - ... middle thereof to its junction with Flint River ; thence straight to the head of St. Mary's River ; and thence down along the middle of St. Mary's river to the Atlantic ocean. This line became the dividing one between the possessions of Spain and the United States. By the 8th article of the treaty, the navigation of the Mississippi, from its source to its mouth, was expressly declared to remain for ever free and open to the subjects of Great Britain and to the citizens of the United States.
Page 134 - Mansfield, and to make a field against him only when he could concentrate all the Confederate forces; but Gen. Taylor took the responsibility of changing a reconnoissance into a battle, and on the commencement of the action, he had declared to Gen. Polignac, who commanded one of his divisions, "Little Frenchman, I am going to fight Banks here, if he has a million of men ! " A dispatch from Gen. Smith came to him in the midst of the battle, ordering him to withdraw near Shreveport. "Too late, sir,"...
Page 12 - ... vested in one Supreme Court, in Circuit Courts, and in such other inferior courts as the General Assembly may establish. The Supreme Court consists of three judges ; and each of the Circuit Courts consists of a president and two associate judges. The judges are all appointed for the term of seven years. The judges of the Supreme Court are appointed by the governor, with the consent of the Senate ; the presidents of the Circuit Courts, by the legislature ; and the associate judges are elected...

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