Two Thousand Miles on Horseback, Santa Fé and Back: A Summer Tour Through Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and New Mexico, in the Year 1866

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Hurd and Houghton, 1867 - Colorado - 317 pages
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Page 316 - States; and all acts, laws, resolutions, orders, regulations, or usages of the Territory of New Mexico, or of any other Territory or State, which have heretofore established, maintained, or enforced, or by virtue of which any attempt shall hereafter be made to establish, maintain, or enforce, directly or indirectly, the voluntary or involuntary service or labor of any persons as peons, in liquidation of any debt or obligation, or otherwise, are declared null and void.
Page 81 - Robinson, who was in front with me ; but in half an hour they appeared in full view before us. When our small party arrived on the hill they with one accord gave three cheers to the Mexican mountains.
Page 317 - ... to aid in the enforcement of the foregoing section of this act; and any person or persons who shall obstruct or attempt to obstruct, or in any way interfere with, or prevent the enforcement of this act, shall be liable to the pains and penalties hereby provided ; and any officer or other person in the military service of the United States who shall so offend, directly or indirectly, shall, on conviction before a court-martial, be dishonorably dismissed the service of the United States, and shall...
Page 245 - Colorado,1 which rises a few leagues from the pueblo of Taos further to the north in this province : that it is their intention this year or the next to establish forts or settlements on all these rivers, in order to monopolize all the trade and commerce carried on by a large number of tribes in this province.
Page 190 - Each woman dropped -on her knees on the bare floor as she entered, and only exchanged this position for a seat on the ground at long intervals, announced by the tinkle of a small bell. The interior of the church was decorated with some fifty crosses, a great number of the most miserable paintings and wax figures, and looking glasses trimmed with pieces of tinsel.
Page 316 - The holding of any person to service or labor under the system known as peonage is abolished and forever prohibited in the Territory of New Mexico, or in any other Territory or State of the United States; and all acts, laws, resolutions, orders, regulations, or usages of the Territory of New Mexico, or of any other Territory or State, which have heretofore established, maintained...
Page 237 - Sir, the governor of New Mexico, being informed you had missed your route, ordered me to offer you in his name mules, horses, money, or whatever you may stand in need of to conduct you to the head of Red River, as from Santa Fe to where it is sometimes navigable is eight days' journey and we have guides and the routes of the traders to conduct us.
Page 111 - I shall not expect you to take up arms and follow me to fight your own people who may oppose me; but I now tell you, that those who remain peaceably at home, attending to their crops, and their herds, shall be protected by me in their property, their persons and their religion; and not a pepper...
Page 82 - After giving the [men] necessary orders for their government during my absence, in case of our not returning, we marched at one o'clock with an idea of arriving at the foot of the mountain, but found ourselves obliged to take up our night's lodging under a single cedar, which we found in the prairie, without water and extremely cold. Our party, besides myself, consisted of Doctor Robinson [and] Privates Miller and Brown.
Page 197 - God and ourselves, resolved that the Indians should be brought to settle — reduced to pueblos — and that they should not live divided and separated by mountains and hills, depriving themselves of all benefit, spiritual...

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