Memoirs of John Adams Dix, Volume 1

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Harper & Brothers, 1883 - Governors
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Page 37 - But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.
Page 202 - There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted; Provided, always, That any person escaping into the same, from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any one of the original States, such fugitive may be lawfully reclaimed and conveyed to the person claiming his or her labor or service as aforesaid.
Page 363 - that no person held to labor or service in one State under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such labor may be due," and also because said statute is in conflict with the Act of Congress on the same subject.
Page 375 - Tell Lieutenant Caldwell to arrest Captain Breshwood, assume command of the cutter, and obey the order I gave through you. If Captain Breshwood, after arrest, undertakes to interfere with the command of the cutter, tell Lieutenant Caldwell to consider him as a mutineer, and treat him accordingly. If anyone attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot.
Page 193 - This collection Is designed chiefly to make those who are to come after us acquainted with the part I have borne in the national movement during a quarter of a century of extraordinary activity and excitement."— JSbtract/rom dedication.
Page 340 - Judea on the east side of it, and carried on their conquests westward, as if not only the extensiveness of the ruin, but the very route, which the army would take, was intended in the comparison of the lightning coming out of the east, and shining even unto the west.'4 " For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together
Page 181 - No more pottering around pursuing spontaneous impulses and temporary enthusiasms! No more happy hours in the Departmental greenhouse! Just as a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, so an efficient worker will move from Subobjective A to Subobjective B in logical pursuit of Objective K, which leads in turn toward the Overall Goal. Trillium can be graded, not only on his achievements for the year, but also on the efficiency with which he moves toward each objective.
Page 371 - He also states that the barracks contained " two hundred and sixteen invalids and convalescent patients." " ' On this transaction, as an outrage to the public authority, I have no comment to make. But I cannot believe that a proceeding so discordant with the character of the people of the United States, and so revolting to the civilization of the age, has had the sanction of the Governor of the State of Louisiana.
Page 364 - That Hon. Millard Fillmore, Hon. Greene C. Bronson, and Richard Lathers, Esq., be appointed a committee to proceed to the South, with a view to make such explanation to our Southern brethren, in regard to the subjects embraced in the address and resolutions, as they may deem necessary, and to give such farther assurances as may be needed to manifest our determination to maintain their rights.
Page 377 - It only remains for me to say that the order was not the result of any premeditation — scarcely of any thought. A conviction of the right course to be taken was as instantaneous as a flash of light ; and I did not think, when I seized the nearest pen (a very bad one, as the fac-simile shows) and wrote the order in as little time as it would take to read it, that I was doing anything specially worthy of remembrance. It touched the public mind and heart strongly, no doubt, because the blood of all...

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