History of Michigan

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Hammond Publishing Company, Limited, 1906 - Michigan - 278 pages
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Page 90 - We desire you to consider, brothers, that our only demand is the peaceable possession of a small part of our once great country. Look back and view the lands from whence we have been driven to this spot. We can retreat no farther...
Page 102 - June next, all that part of the Indiana Territory which lies north of a line drawn east from the southerly bend, or extreme, of Lake Michigan, until it shall intersect Lake Erie, and east of a line drawn from the said southerly bend through the middle of said lake to its northern extremity, and thence due north to the northern boundary of the United States, shall, for the purpose of temporary government, constitute a separate Territory, and be called Michigan.
Page 219 - You need no one to tell you what are the dangers of your country, nor what are your duties to meet and avert them. There is but one path for every true man to travel, and that is broad and plain. It will conduct us, not indeed ' without trials and sufferings, to peace and the restoration of the Union.
Page 90 - Look back, and review the lands from whence we have been driven to this spot. We can retreat no farther, because the country behind hardly affords food for its present inhabitants; and we have, therefore, resolved to leave our bones in this small space to which we are now confined.
Page 97 - ... that the boundaries of these three states shall be subject so far to be altered, that, if congress shall hereafter find it expedient, they shall have authority to form one or two states in that part of the said territory which lies north of an east and west line drawn through the southerly bend or extreme of lake Michigan.
Page 45 - who will one day have the happiness to possess this fertile and pleasant strait, will be very much obliged to those who have shown them the way.
Page 145 - State shall be established by, and extended to, a direct line running from the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan to the most northerly cape of the Miami bay, after intersecting the due north line from the mouth of the Great Miami river...
Page 155 - The Legislature shall pass no act of incorporation, unless with the assent of at least two-thirds of each House.
Page 109 - It is absurd to suppose we shall not succeed in our enterprise against the enemy's provinces. We have the Canadas as much under our command as Great Britain has the ocean; and the way to conquer her on the ocean is to drive her from the land. I am not for stopping...
Page 77 - Detroit in 1778, to the effect that in 1777 the Governor " getting tired of administering justice, proposed to the merchants to establish a court of trustees with jurisdiction extending to 10, Halifax...

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