Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin

State Historical Society of Wisconsin., 1899

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Página 207 - For the LORD thy GOD bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills ; a land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates ; a land of oil olive, and honey...
Página 207 - God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranates; a land of oil olive and honey; a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack anything in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
Página 217 - That there be, and is hereby, granted to the State of Wisconsin for the purpose of aiding in the construction of a railroad from Madison, or Columbus, by the way of Portage City to the St.
Página 217 - ... every alternate section of land, designated by odd numbers, for six sections in width on each side of each of said roads.
Página 98 - We defy any one to point out a single benefit, of any sort whatever, derived by us from the possession of Canada, and our other colonies in North America. They are productive of heavy expense to Great Britain, but of nothing else.
Página 96 - To ripen those communities to the earliest possible maturity, — social, political, and commercial, — to qualify them, by all the appliances within the reach of a parent State, for present selfgovernment, and eventual independence, is now the universally admitted object and aim of our colonial...
Página 117 - Botelier was accustomed to remark "that doubtless God might have made a better berry than the strawberry, but doubtless He never did." And I suppose I speak the secret feeling of this festive company when I say that doubtless there might have been a better place to be born in than New England, but doubtless no such place exists.
Página 214 - Company, led to the first deep- waterways improvement. Canals to overcome the Cedar cascades and the Couteau rapids were begun in 1779, and completed in 1781. These were six feet wide, and two and a half feet on the sills. In 1797 the first caaal at the Sault was begun, and was used by the Northwest Company to take up loaded canoes. These were usually about 30 feet in length and of about three tons burthen. The Canadian government has from time to time enlarged the canals of its St. Lawrence system...
Página 99 - Spain lies, at this moment, a miserable spectacle of a nation whose own natural greatness has been immolated on the shrine of transatlantic ambition.
Página 99 - Three hundred millions of permanent debt have been accumulated— millions of direct taxation are annually levied — restrictions and prohibitions are imposed upon our trade in all quarters of the world, for the acquisition or maintenance of colonial possessions ; and all for what ? That we may repeat the fatal Spanish proverb — " The sun never sets on the King of England's dominions.

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