The Political Club, Danville, Kentucky, 1786-1790: Being an Account of an Early Kentucky Society from the Original Papers Recently Found, Volume 9

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John P. Morton, 1894 - Danville (Ky.) - 166 pages
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Page 127 - It is a melancholy truth, that, among the variety of actions which men are daily liable to commit, no less than a hundred and sixty have been declared, by act of parliament, to be felonies without benefit of clergy ; or, in other words, to be worthy of instant death.
Page 124 - For it is a principle of universal law, that the natural-born subject of one prince cannot by any act of his own, no, not by swearing allegiance to another, put off or discharge his natural allegiance to the former...
Page 170 - PAUL'S CHURCH, Louisville, Kentucky. Prepared for the Semi-Centennial Celebration, October 6, 1889. By Reuben T. Durrett. Illustrated. Quarto, xv— 75 pages. 1889. *6. THE POLITICAL BEGINNINGS OF KENTUCKY. A narrative of public events bearing on the history of that State up to the time of its admission into the American Union. By John Mason Brown.
Page 170 - Print. 7. THE CENTENARY OF KENTUCKY. Proceedings at the celebration by The Filson Club, Wednesday, June 1, 1892, of the one hundredth anniversary of the admission of Kentucky as an independent State into the Federal Union.
Page 15 - This dense forest was to the Indians a home in which they had lived from childhood, and where they were as much at ease as a farmer on his own acres. To their keen eyes, trained for generations to more than a wild beast's watchfulness, the wilderness was an open book: nothing at rest or in motion escaped - , them. They had begun to track game as soon as they could walk; a scrape on a tree trunk, a bruised leaf, a faint indentation of the soil, which the eye of no white man could see, — all told...
Page 170 - LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE CALEB WALLACE- Some time a Justice of the Court of Appeals of the State of Kentucky. By William H.
Page 134 - Legislatures? Creatures of the Constitution; they owe their existence to the Constitution: they derive their powers from the Constitution: It is their commission; and therefore all their acts must be conformable to it, or else they will be void.
Page 170 - JOHN FILSON, the first historian of Kentucky: An account of his life and writings, principally from original sources. Prepared for The Filson Club and read at its second meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, June 26, 1884, by Reuben T. Durrett, A. M., LL.D. , President of the Club.
Page 130 - It is a culture productive of infinite wretchedness. Those employed in it are in a continual state of exertion beyond the power of nature to support. Little food of any kind is raised by them ; so that the men and animals on these farms are badly fed, and the earth is rapidly impoverished.
Page 102 - Committee : which he read in his place, and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's table; where the same was read: and, upon the Question, agreed; and is as followeth : viz.

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