Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Volume 10

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The Society, 1909
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Page 281 - Yet simple Nature to his hope has given, Behind the cloud-topt hill, an humbler heaven; Some safer world in depth of woods embraced, Some happier island in the watery waste, Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold. To Be, contents his natural desire, He asks no Angel's wing, no Seraph's fire; But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Page 281 - Lo, the poor Indian! whose untutored mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind: His soul, proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or Milky Way...
Page 451 - His life was gentle, and the elements So mix'd in him that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, 'This was a man!
Page 81 - If you had seen these roads before they were made, You would lift up your hands and bless General Wade.
Page 305 - Sable, and, as was generally the case with that nation, blended the 'military and mercantile professions by making their fort a factory for the Sioux.
Page 468 - Wherein apart a traveller stands, — One absent long from home and nation, In other lands ; And I, as he who stands and listens, Amid the twilight's chill and gloom, To hear, approaching in the distance, The train for home.
Page 322 - But if they go by way of the Ouisconsing, where for the present the chase of the buffalo is carried on, and where I have commenced an establishment, they will ruin the trade of which alone I am laying the foundation, on account of the great number of buffaloes which are taken there •every year, almost beyond belief.
Page 270 - The little place was crowded with families pouring in from all parts of the mines. The flat prairie between the bluff and the river was covered with wagons, the families camping in them; block-houses were erected on the hill, companies forming, drums beating, and Gen. Dodge was busily engaged in organizing troops, and creating order and confidence out of terror and confusion.
Page 432 - In the mean time, Congress, on the llth of October, having heard of the ingress of the Phoenix, Roebuck and Tartar, passed a resolution that General Washington be desired, if it be practicable, by every art, and at whatever expense, to obstruct effectually the navigation of the North River between Fort Washington and Mount Constitution, as well to prevent the regress of the enemy's vessels lately gone up as to hinder them from receiving succors.
Page 53 - Francis in the same year, destroyed it, "because, being so near the enemy, it would not afford a secure retreat to the French who must be left as a garrison." This act, probably ill-advised, shows the military hold of the French to have been very insecure at this time, although the traders were carrying on extensive operations in spite of the lack of military protection. With the coming to La Baye, about 1745, of the De Langlades, Augustin and Charles, a...

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