Historical Sketches of Old Vincennes, Founded in 1732: Its Institutions and Churches, Embracing Collateral Incidents and Biographical Sketches of Many Persons and Events Connected Therewith

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Press of W.B. Burford, 1902 - Vincennes (Ind.) - 288 pages

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Page 48 - For if I am obliged to storm, you may depend on such treatment as is justly due to a murderer. Beware of destroying stores of any kind, or any papers or letters that are in your possession, or hurting one house in town — for, by heavens! if you do, there shall be no mercy shown you.
Page 39 - I know the case is desperate, but Sr, we must either quit the country or attack Mr. Hamilton. No time is to be lost. Was I sure of a reinforcement, I should not attempt it. Who knows what fortune will do for us? Great things have been effected by a few men well conducted. Perhaps we may be fortunate. We have this consolation; that our cause is just and that our country will be grateful and not con[demn] our conduct in case we fail, though, if so, this coun[try] as well as Kentucky, I believe, is...
Page 92 - Society for the promotion of agriculture, arts and manufactures, and that by that name they and their successors until the first day of May one thousand eight hundred and four, shall have succession and shall be persons in law capable of suing and' being sued, pleading and being impleaded, answering and being answered, defending and being defended, in all courts and places whatsoever, in all manner of actions, suits, complaints, matters and causes whatsoever: And that they and their successors...
Page 41 - Drizzly and dark weather. 18th. At break of day heard Gov. Hamilton's morning gun. Set off and marched down the river. Saw some fine land. About two o'clock came to the bank of the Wabash; made rafts for four men to cross and go up to town and steal boats. But they spent day and night in the water to no purpose, for there was not one foot of dry land to be found.
Page 92 - Blackburn, and their successors, be, and they are hereby created a body corporate and politic, by the name of "The Trustees of Illinois College...
Page 43 - Williams, with two men, went to look for a passage, and were discovered by two men in a canoe, but could not fetch them to. The whole army being over, we thought to get to town that night — so plunged into the water, sometimes to the neck, for more than one league, when we stopped on a hill of the same name— >- there being no dry land on any side for many leagues.
Page 97 - Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed, whose duty it shall be to prepare...
Page 173 - In plain English, gentlemen and fellow-citizens, the word has been passed on to me from Washington to follow Black Hawk and to take you with me as soldiers. I mean to do both. There are the flatboats drawn up on the shore, and here are Uncle Sam's men drawn up behind you on the prairie.
Page 43 - Set off to cross the plain called Horse-shoe Plain, about four miles long, all covered with water breast high.

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