Upper Mississippi: Or, Historical Sketches of the Mound-builders, the Indian Tribes, and the Progress of Civilization in the North-west; from A.D. 1600 to the Present Time

Clarke, 1867 - 460 páginas


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Página 93 - 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 harbour a thought that mine is the joy of fear.
Página 437 - Illinois for the construction of a railroad from the southern terminus of the Illinois and Michigan Canal to a point at or near the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, with a branch of the same to Chicago, on Lake Michigan, and another via the town of Galena in said state, to Dubuque in the state of Iowa...
Página 377 - State, of the five per cent, of the net proceeds of the sales of the public lands within the...
Página 411 - The navigable waters leading into the Mississippi and St. Lawrence, and the carrying places between the same, shall be common highways, and forever free, as well to the inhabitants of the said territory, as to the citizens of the United States, and those of any other states that may be admitted into the confederacy, without any tax, impost, or duty therefor.
Página 92 - 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.
Página 444 - And said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to lay out. locate. construct, furnish, maintain, and enjoy a continuous railroad and telegraph...
Página 103 - ... the south, lake St. Clair on the north, and a line, the general course whereof shall be six miles distant from the west end of lake Erie and Detroit river.
Página 383 - State to the said fundamental condition, and shall transmit to the President of the United States an authentic copy of said act; upon receipt whereof the President, by proclamation shall forthwith announce the fact, whereupon, said fundamental condition shall be held as a part of the organic law of the State, and thereupon, and without any further proceedings on the part of Congress, the admission of said State into the Union shall be considered as complete.
Página 294 - River ; thence in a direct line to the lower fork of the Calumet River, and down that river to its junction with the Missouri River.
Página 104 - The post of Michilimackinac, and all the land on the island on which that post stands, and the main land adjacent, of which the Indian title has been extinguished by gifts or grants to the French or English governments ; and a piece of land on the main to the north of the island, to measure six miles, on lake Huron, or the strait between lakes Huron and Michigan, and to extend three miles back from the water of the lake or strait ; and also, the Island De Bois Blanc, being an extra and voluntary...

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