The Advance-guard of Western Civilization

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D. Appleton, 1888 - Southwest, Old - 343 pages
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Page 336 - ... of manners and morals ; to trace the growth of that humane spirit which abolished punishment for debt, and reformed the discipline of prisons and of jails ; to recount the manifold improvements which, in a thousand ways, have multiplied the conveniences of life and ministered to the happiness of our race ; to describe the rise and progress of that long series of mechanical inventions and discoveries which is now the admiration of the world, and our just pride and boast ; to tell how, under the...
Page 340 - The return of this book Is due on the date indicated below DUE Usually books are lent out for two weeks, but there are exceptions and the borrower should note carefully the date stamped above. Fines are charged for over-due books at the rate of five cents a day; for reserved books there are special rates and regulations.
Page 336 - America in which we live, it has been the author's purpose to describe the dress, the occupations, the amusements, the literary canons of the times ; to note the changes of manners and morals...
Page 165 - Innis, and Benjamin Sebastian proposed a prompt separation from the American Union, and advocated with intrepidity the necessity of the measure. The artifice of Congress was exposed, its proceedings reprobated, the consequences of depending on a body whose interests were opposed to ours were depicted in the most vivid colors, and the strongest motives were set forth to justify the separation.
Page 308 - I have great doubts even if they do attempt to carry their plan into execution (provided they manage their business with prudence) whether there is any legal authority to restrain or punish them, at least before they have actually accomplished it. For if it is lawful for any one citizen of this State to leave it, it is equally so for any number of them to do it. It is also lawful for them to carry with them any quantity of provisions, arms and ammunition; and if the act is lawful in itself, there...
Page 170 - For, whatever power shall command that navigation, will control all the country which is watered by that river and by those streams which fall into it. This control will be as effective and complete as that of the key upon the lock, or that of the citadel over the exterior works which it commands. The grant of this boon ought to be looked upon as the price of our attachment and gratitude, and I beg leave to be permitted to repeat, that there must be known no instance of its being extended to any...
Page 303 - Mississippi; and that from the year 1783 to this day, they have been uniformly prevented by the Spanish King, from exercising that right. Your remonstrants have observed with concern that the General Government, whose duty it was to have preserved that right, have used no effectual measures for its attainment. That even their tardy and ineffectual negotiations have been veiled with the most mysterious secrecy. That that secrecy is a violation of the political rights of the citizen, as it declares,...
Page 335 - ... of the pioneers that first crossed the Alleghanies and settled in what is now Tennessee, under the leadership of two remarkable men, James Robertson and John Sevier.
Page 316 - When the insolence or vanity of the Spanish government shall dare to repeat their insults on our flag, or shall dare to violate the sacred obligations of the good faith of our treaties with them ; or should the disorganizing TRAITOR attempt the dismemberment of our country or criminal breach of our laws, let me ask what will be the effects of the example given by a tender of service made by such men as compose the Invincible Grays...
Page 286 - Indians have robbed all the goods out of every house, and have destroyed all my stock. You will write our ancient father this horrid news ; also my son Johnny. My health is much impaired. The remains of my family are in good health. I am so distressed in my mind, that I can scarcely write. Your affectionate brother, till death. VALENTINE SEVIER.

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