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Excursion Through the Slave States, from Washington on the Potomac to the ...
George William Featherstonhaugh
Gedeeltelijke weergave - 2011
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Pagina 390 - What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Pagina 389 - If all the sovereigns of Europe were to set themselves to work, to emancipate the minds of their subjects from their present ignorance and prejudices, and that as zealously as they now endeavor the contrary, a thousand years would not place them on that high ground on which our common people are now setting out.
Pagina 43 - Gentlemen, who had taken the liberty to imitate the signatures of other persons; bankrupts, who were not disposed to be plundered by their creditors; homicides, horse-stealers , and gamblers, all admired Arkansas on account of the very gentle and tolerant state of public opinion which prevailed there in regard to such fundamental points as religion, morals, and property.
Pagina 378 - ... all the country, not thinking himself safe till he arrived at Philadelphia, where the inhabitants could protect him. This whole transaction gave us Americans the first suspicion that our exalted ideas of the prowess of British regular troops had not been well founded.
Pagina 340 - ... opinions they were accustomed to express whenever they met, and upon all occasions. A stranger dropped in amongst them from the clouds would hardly have supposed himself amongst Americans, the language they used and the opinions they expressed were so diametrically opposed to the self-laudatory strain they too generally indulge in when speaking of their country or themselves. It was quite new to me to hear men of the better class express themselves openly against a republican government, and...
Pagina 298 - The fighting continued with some severity about five hours, but we continued to destroy many of them who had concealed themselves under the banks of the river until we were prevented by the night.
Pagina 382 - I am not, however, set upon this Tax: If the Americans dislike it, and prefer any other Method of raising the Money themselves, I shall be content. Write therefore to your several Colonies; and if they choose any other Mode, I shall be satisfied, provided the Money be but raised.
Pagina 298 - Determined to exterminate them," says General Jackson, " I detached General Coffee with the mounted, and nearly the whole of the Indian force, early on the morning of yesterday, [March 27, 1814,] to cross the river about two miles below their encampment, and to surround the bend, in such a manner, as that none of them should escape by attempting to cross the river.