Settlement in the West: Sketches of Rochester

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W. Alling, 1838 - 468 pages
 

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Page 383 - That man is little to be envied, whose patriotism would not gain force upon the plain of Marathon, or whose piety would not grow warmer among the ruins of lona.
Page 141 - Commonwealth, their grantees and the heirs and assignees of such grantees forever, the right of pre-emption of the soil from the native Indians, and all other the estate, right, title and property (the right and title of government sovereignty and jurisdiction...
Page 341 - Land-Affairs ; neither you, nor any who shall descend from you, are ever hereafter to presume to sell any Land : For which purpose, you are to preserve this String, in Memory of what your Uncles have this Day given you in Charge. — We have some other Business to transact with our Brethren, and therefore depart the Council, and consider what has been said to you.
Page 207 - ... than the United States, and none, perhaps, inducements equally persuasive to make the most of them. The particular undertaking contemplated by the State of New York, which marks an honorable spirit of enterprise and comprises objects of national as well as more limited importance, will recall the attention of Congress to the signal advantages to be derived to the United States from a general system of internal communication and conveyance, and suggest to their consideration whatever steps may...
Page 357 - The iron brow of superstition relented under the magic of his eloquence; he declared the prophet an impostor and a cheat. He prevailed: the Indians divided, and a small majority appeared in his favor. Perhaps the annals of history cannot furnish a more conspicuous instance of the triumph and power of oratory, in a barbarous nation, devoted to superstition, and looking up to the accuser as a delegated minister of the Almighty.
Page 364 - Th' insulting tyrant, prancing o'er the field Strow'd with Rome's citizens, and drench'd in slaughter, His horse's hoofs wet with Patrician blood ! Oh, Portius ! is there not some chosen curse, Some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, Red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man, Who owes his greatness to his country's ruin ? PORTIUS.
Page 388 - The subjects of France inhabiting Canada, and others, shall hereafter give no hindrance or molestation to the Five Nations or cantons of Indians, subject to the dominion of Great Britain, nor to the other natives of America, who are friends to the same.
Page 371 - Lewiston, on the Niagara river, there is a remarkable ridge or elevation of land, running almost the whole distance, which is seventy-eight miles, and in a direction from east to west. Its general altitude above the* neighbouring land is thirty feet, and its width varies considerably : in some places it is not more than forty yards. Its elevation above the level of lake Ontario is perhaps...
Page 204 - An Act to Provide for the Improvement of the Internal Navigation of the State," passed on the 8th day of April, 1811, who were Gouverneur Morris, Stephen Van Rensselaer, De Witt Clinton, Simeon De Witt, William North, Thomas Eddy, Peter B. Porter, Robert R. Livingston and Robert Fulton...
Page 114 - In consideration of the peace and friendship hereby established, and of the engagements entered into by the Six Nations; and because the United States desire, with humanity and kindness, to contribute to their comfortable support; and to render the peace and friendship hereby established strong and perpetual...

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