History of Vanderburg County

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Pioneer Publishing Company, 1910 - Evansville (Ind.)
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Page 165 - It shall be lawful for any person, being the owner of any negroes or mulattoes of and above the age of fifteen years, and owing service and labor as slaves in any of the states or territories of the United States, or for any citizen of the United States purchasing the same, to bring the said negroes or mulattoes into this territory.
Page 386 - Ohio ; on the South by the Ohio River, and on the west by the State of Illinois.
Page 68 - ... but covered with a cotton handkerchief, now displayed the charms of the female face, under many forms of bonnets of straw, silk or leghorn. The young ladies, instead of walking a mile or two to church on Sunday, carrying their shoes and stockings in their hands to within a hundred yards of the place of worship as formerly, now came forth arrayed complete in all the pride of dress, mounted on fine horses, and attended by their male admirers.
Page 304 - The contest is not between the North and South as geographical sections, for between such sections merely there can be no contest ; nor between the people of the North and the people of the South, for our relations have been pleasant, and on neutral grounds there is still nothing to estrange us.
Page 6 - ... the said river Ouabache, from the place of beginning, with forty leagues in width or breadth on the east side, and thirty leagues in breadth or width on the west side of the Ouabache river aforesaid; to be continued along from the place of beginning to Point Coupee aforesaid. And also one other tract or parcel of land, situated, lying, and being on both sides of the Ouabache river aforesaid, beginning from the mouth of White river, where it empties itself into the Ouabache river, (about twelve...
Page 170 - ... their runaway slaves the power to organize a posse at any point in the United States to aid them in running down their negroes.
Page 66 - From 1816 to 1819 the price of lands was $2 per acre of which one-fourth was required to be paid in hand and the balance in three equal annual payments and a year of grace after the last installment became due, being allowed before the forfeiture was executed.
Page 365 - ... penance which is bidden her, yea and more. For though I cannot say to my knowledge that she weareth a hair ; yet once and again have I seen her wending this woodland toward the chapel of her friend St. Anthony by night and cloud, so that few might see her, obedient to the Scripture which sayeth, ' Let not thy right hand know what thy left hand doeth...
Page 163 - Mt. Vernon was a head center for the gathering of flatboat crews. At one time a large coal flat had landed at that point from Pittsburg, and a large number of the boatmen had gone up into the town and filled up on fighting whisky. They soon raised a disturbance and started out to clear out the town. At that time there were some large cooper shops in the lower edge of the village next the river, and some twenty-five or thirty coopers were working there. As the boatmen and the citizens were having...
Page 169 - ... was cancelled and Tom went to the home of his new master, now a slave in fact. "Some time after this an uncle of my mother died and left her several thousand dollars. This made us independent and my mother's first thoughts were of Tom. She went to hunt for him and found him faithfully working away. She went to his master, told him that she wanted to take Tom back with her and that she was prepared to pay him in full for his mortgage, interest and trouble. This he refused, saying that Tom was...

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