Municipality of Buffalo, New York: A History, 1720-1923, Volume 1

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Henry Wayland Hill
Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1923

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Page 296 - In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend it.
Page 83 - THERE is nothing which so generally strikes the imagination, and engages the affections of mankind, as the right of . property ; or that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world} in total exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe.
Page 198 - This solemnity, at this place, on the first arrival of vessels from. Lake Erie, is intended to indicate and commemorate the navigable communication, which has been accomplished between our Mediterranean Seas and the Atlantic Ocean in about eight years, to the extent of more than four hundred...
Page 65 - We have therefore made up our minds to give them a seat of two square miles of land lying on the...
Page 68 - All these orders were obeyed with spirit and promptitude; but such was the impetuosity of the charge by the first line of infantry...
Page 50 - Landing Place, upon the lake named by the Indians Oswego, and by us Ontario ; from thence southerly, in a direction always four miles east of the carrying...
Page 50 - Erie; thence south to the northern boundary of the State of Pennsylvania; thence west, to the end of the said north boundary; thence south, along the west boundary of the said State to the river Ohio.
Page 156 - After my school closed, finding nothing better to turn my hand to, I attended a saw-mill for a month or two, and then shouldered my knapsack, and came out to Buffalo, to visit some relatives and see the country. That was in May, 1818, and Buffalo then presented a straggling appearance. It was just rising from the ashes, and there were many cellars and chimneys without houses, showing that its destruction by the British had been complete. My feet had become blistered, and I was sore in every joint...
Page 126 - They unanimously decided that we ought not. I foresaw that the volunteers, who had come out for a few days, would disperse — several of them had on the evening of the 28th, broke their muskets. I foresaw that the number of the regular troops would decrease ; measles, and other diseases, being among them ; and they were now in tents, in the month of December.
Page 62 - You will recollect the late contest between you and your father, the great King of England. This contest threw the inhabitants of this whole island into a great tumult and commotion, like a raging whirlwind which tears up the trees, and tosses to and fro the leaves so that no one knows from whence they come, or where they will fall.

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