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Page 328 - He went off with that as my last solemn warning thrown into his ears. And yet ! to suffer that army to be cut to pieces — hacked, butchered, tomahawked — by a surprise — the very thing I guarded him against! O God, O God, he's worse than a murderer! How can he answer it to his country! The blood of the slain is upon him — the curse of widows and orphans — the curse of Heaven!
Page 303 - As to pay, Sir, I beg leave to assure the Congress, that, as no pecuniary consideration could have tempted me to accept this arduous employment, at the expense of my domestic ease and happiness, I do not wish to make any profit from it. I will keep an exact account of my expenses. Those, I doubt not, they will discharge; and that is all I desire.
Page 408 - Majesty delights to reign over a brave and free people; that we will, at the expense of life, and everything dear and valuable, exert ourselves in support of the honour of his Crown and the dignity of the British Empire. But as the love of Liberty, and attachment to the real interests and just rights of America outweigh every other consideration, we resolve that we will exert every power within us for the defence of American liberty, and for the support of her just rights and privileges; not in any...
Page 380 - Union according to the number of male citizens of the age of twenty-one years having in each State the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State Legislature. The actual enumeration of such citizens shall be made by the census of the United States.
Page 156 - For a litter of kittens or a brood of chickens there are often as many different owners as there are individual animals. In purchasing a hen with her brood one frequently has to deal for it with several children. Thus, while the principle of community of goods prevails in the State, the rights of property are acknowledged among the members of the family.
Page 423 - Though the university was chartered in 1804 no instruction was given until 1809. In June 1808 the Board laid out a course of instruction which embraced "the English, Latin, and Greek languages, mathematics, rhetoric, logic, geography, natural and moral philosophy.
Page 171 - This generally commences from the house where the bridegroom lives, whose mother is the negotiatrix for him, and begins her duties by taking a good leg of venison, or bear's meat, or something else of the same kind, to the house where the bride dwells, not forgetting to mention, that her son has killed it...
Page 322 - Truro township, Franklin county, and the frame house then constructed for their home, still stands, one of the oldest landmarks of early settlement in the state, and it is still in the possession and occupancy of the Taylor family. This Truro township is historic, for it lies in the "Refugee Tract," a strip of land four and one-half miles wide from north to south and about fifty miles from east to west, extending from the east bank of the Scioto River to near the EDWARD L. TAYLOR. Muskingum River,...