Narrative and Critical History of America: The United States of North America. 1888

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Justin Winsor
Houghton, Mifflin, 1887

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Page 367 - These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Page 712 - I appeal to any white man to say, if ever he entered Logan's cabin hungry, and he gave him not meat; if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war, Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites, that my countrymen pointed as they passed, and said, 'Logan is the friend of white men.
Page 665 - THE POETRY AND HISTORY OF WYOMING, Containing Campbell's Gertrude, with a Biographical Sketch of the Author, by WASHINGTON IRVING, Esq., and the History of Wyoming, from its discovery to the beginning of the present century, by WM.
Page 712 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it; I have killed many; I have fully glutted my vengeance: for my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. But do not...
Page 517 - The Reports of the Commissioners appointed to examine, take and state the Public Accounts of the Kingdom, presented to His Majesty and to both Houses of Parliament ; with the appendices complete, 1783, 1785, 1787.
Page 589 - The Life of Paul Jones, from Original Documents in the Possession of John Henry Sherburne, Esq., Register of the Navy of the United States, Murray, 1825.
Page 687 - Company; as also all the lands and territories lying to the westward of the sources of the rivers which fall into the sea from the west and northwest...
Page 655 - You are not to enlist any person who is not an American born, unless such person has a wife and family, and is a settled resident in this country. The persons you enlist must be provided with good and complete arms.
Page 616 - The early journals of Congress exhibit the most anxious desire to conciliate the Indian nations. Three Indian departments were established; and commissioners appointed in each, "to treat with the Indians in their respective departments, in the name and on behalf of the united colonies, in order to preserve peace and friendship with the said Indians, and to prevent their taking any part in the present commotions.
Page 620 - The unnatural rebellion now raging there, calls for every effort to suppress it ; and the intelligence his Majesty has received of the rebels having excited the Indians to take a part, and of their having actually engaged a body of them in arms to support their rebellion, justifies the resolution his Majesty has taken of requiring the assistance of his faithful adherents, the Six Nations.

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