American History: Comprising Historical Sketches of the Indian Tribes, a Description of American Antiquities, with an Inquiry Into Their Origin and the Origin of the Indian Tribes, History of the United States, with Appendices Showing Its Connection with European History, History of the Present British Provinces, History of Mexico, and History of Texas, Brought Down to the Time of Its Admission Into the American Union

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Ivison & Phinney, 1856 - 706 páginas
 

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Página 431 - ... it would be peculiarly improper to omit, in this first official act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being, who rules over the universe, who presides in the councils of nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the people of the United States a government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes, and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success...
Página 349 - We are reduced to the alternative of choosing an unconditional submission to the tyranny of irritated ministers, or resistance by force. The latter is our choice. We. have counted the cost of this contest, and find nothing so dreadful as voluntary slavery.
Página 421 - I rejoice that the grave has not closed upon me; that I am still alive to lift up my voice against the dismemberment of this ancient and most noble monarchy!
Página 212 - I give these books for the founding of a college in this colony...
Página 327 - I thank God, there are no free schools nor printing, and I hope we shall not have these hundred years. For learning has brought disobedience and heresy, and sects into the world, and printing has divulged them, and libels against the best government. God keep us from both"!
Página 503 - Kansas ; and when admitted as a State or States, the said Territory, or any portion of the same, shall be received into the Union with or without slavery, as their Constitution may prescribe at the time of their admission...
Página 149 - The Mexican government, by its colonization laws, invited and induced the Anglo-American population of Texas to colonize its wilderness under the pledged faith of a written constitution that they should continue to enjoy that constitutional liberty and republican government to which they had been habituated in the land of their birth, the United States of America.
Página 34 - Indians ceded to the United States all their lands east of the Mississippi River.
Página 158 - So absolute indeed was the authority of the crown, that the precious spark of liberty had been kindled, and was preserved by the puritans alone ; and it was to this sect, whose principles appear so frivolous and habits so ridiculous, that the English owe the whole freedom of their constitution.
Página 156 - Harrison, preaching against bishops, ceremonies, ecclesiastical courts, ordaining of ministers, &c. for which $ as he afterwards boasted, he had been committed to thirty-two prisons, in some of which he could not see his hand at noon-day.

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