An Elementary History of the United States

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D.C. Heath & Company, 1900 - United States - 343 pages

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Page 154 - Thus I went up Market Street as far as Fourth Street, passing by the door of Mr. Reed, my future wife's father ; when she, standing at the door, saw me, and thought I made, as I certainly did, a most awkward, ridiculous appearance.
Page 195 - Here, On the 19th of April, 1775, Was made The first forcible resistance To British aggression. On the opposite Bank, Stood the American Militia. Here stood the invading Army, And on this spot The first of the enemy fell In the War of that Revolution Which gave Independence To these United States. In gratitude to God, And In the love of freedom, This Monument Was erected AD 1836.
Page 183 - Ten or twelve hours, perhaps less." "So much the better; I shall not live to see the surrender of Quebec.
Page 290 - What do we want with this vast, worthless area? This region of savages and wild beasts, of deserts, of shifting sands and whirlwinds of dust, of cactus and prairie dogs? To what use could we ever hope to put these great deserts, or those endless mountain ranges, impenetrable and covered to their very base with eternal snow?
Page 278 - York, was greatly interested in having this canal made, and perhaps it is not too much to say that had it not been for him it might never have been finished. Like so many other men who have made great plans, Clinton was ridiculed, and the canal was called
Page 175 - I have not slept above three or four nights in a bed ; but after walking a good deal all the day, I have lain down before the fire upon a little hay, straw, fodder, or a bear-skin, — whichsoever was to be had, — with man, wife, and children, like dogs and cats ; and happy is he who gets the berth nearest the fire.
Page 158 - In order to secure my credit and character as a tradesman, I took care not only to be in reality industrious and frugal, but to avoid all appearances of the contrary.
Page 221 - ... claim to distinction rests not so much on his wide wanderings in unknown lands, for in this respect he did little more than was done by a hundred other backwoods hunters of his generation, but on the fact that he was able to turn his daring woodcraft to the advantage of his fellows. As he himself said, he was an instrument " ordained of God to settle the wilderness.
Page 157 - ... industrious, and a good manager; but his partner took to drinking, and soon the business fell largely into Franklin's hands. Some of his friends, seeing his thrift and industry, lent him money to buy out his partner, and Franklin had now a printing-house of his own. Before this, the young...
Page 235 - Treason, treason!" echoed from every part of the house. Henry faltered not for an instant, but, taking a loftier attitude, and fixing on the speaker an eye of fire, he added " may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it...

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