Letters from Alabama on Various Subjects: To which is Added, an Appendix, Containing Remarks on Sundry Members of the 20th & 21st Congress, and Other High Characters, &c. &c. at the Seat of Government. In One Volume

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Books on Demand, 1830 - Alabama - 238 pages
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Page 18 - I am in your power ; do with me as you please. I am a soldier. I have done the white people all the harm I could. I have fought them, and fought them bravely. If I had an army, I would yet fight and contend to the last. But I have none. My people are all gone. I can do no more than weep over the misfortunes of my nation.
Page 141 - West along said boundary line to the Tennessee River, thence up the same to the mouth of Bear Creek, thence by a direct line to the Northwest corner of Washington County...
Page 141 - Tennessee, thence west along said boundary line to the Tennessee river, thence up the same to the mouth of Bear creek, thence by a direct line to the northwest corner of Washington county, thence due south to the Gulf of Mexico, thence eastwardly, including all the islands within six leagues of the shore, to the Perdido river, and thence up the same to the beginning, shall, for the purpose of a temporary government, constitute a separate territory, and be called, "Alabama.
Page 145 - It bas a regular Medical Attendant, and the comfort of Patients is secured by the personal superintendence and management of Mr. and Mrs.
Page 82 - ... most easily rid herself of his presence. The old gentleman assured her, that the stranger was certainly a young man of education, and to all appearance a gentleman ; that perhaps, being in agreeable company, he had paid no attention to the lateness of the hour ; and advised her to call him aside, and repeat to him her inability to lodge him.
Page 2 - An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time* therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 121 - ... 1746, reported much the same thing from his travels in the American colonies. Mrs. Anne Royall wrote, But the children of both classes are good specimens of dialect, as the better sort, in this country, particularly, consign their children to the care of Negroes . . . Those who have black nurses . . . are at much pains and cost for teachers to unlearn them what they need never have learned, had they kept illiterate people from them at first.
Page 83 - Don't tell me of charity," said the offended matron ; " Charity begins at home. It is your own fault yon tarried so long. To be plain with you, Sir, I do not like your looks, or your conduct, and I fear you have some bad designs, in thus introducing yourself to my family.
Page 90 - A pair of scales was brought forth by the dog-headed Anubis, and the hawk-headed Horus ; and with this they weighed the past life of the deceased. The judge, with the advice of a jury of forty-two, then pronounced the solemn verdict, which was written down by the ibis-headed Thoth.
Page 83 - ... and seize the vagrant at the first noise he made in attempting to plunder the house. Having thus taken every precaution, she retired to bed with her maid, whom she compelled to sleep in her room. Mrs. Franklin rose before the sun, roused her...

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