Papers in Illinois History and Transactions

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Page 405 - Usually books are lent for two weeks, but there are exceptions, and all loans expire on the date stamped in the book.
Page xix - MEETINGS. Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called by the President or by any three Directors.
Page 160 - I have chosen rather to suffer affliction with the children of God than to enjoy the pleasures of sin, for I know if I have to face any trouble on account of my religion, I can look forward to a glorious reward.
Page 62 - Finished the canoe and put her into the river about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. 15th. Ferried across the two. Wabashes, it being then five miles in water to the opposite hills, where we encamped. Still raining. Orders not to fire any guns for the future but in case of necessity.
Page 281 - Sensible of the justice of my statement, gentlemen remarked that the intention of the obnoxious resolution had been solely to prevent the future importation of slaves into the Federal country ; that it was not meant to affect the rights of the ancient inhabitants...
Page 278 - that Congress have under their consideration the plan of a temporary government for the said district, and that its adoption will be no longer protracted than the importance of the subject and a due regard to their interest may require.
Page 121 - Blackburn, and nine men missing, supposed to have straggled. We marched over 600 miles in less than sixteen days. The last twenty-eight hours we marched seventy-six miles, had four engagements with the enemy, and forded the Comite river, which was deep enough to swim many of the horses. During this time the men and horses were without food or rest...
Page 216 - St Ange withdrew on the 23d with all the French Troops in this Country, to a village called St Louis on the Spanish side, opposite to Caho, having Orders to that purpose from Monsr Aubrey, he had no Soldiers in any of the Posts Except this, a Reduced Officer acted as Commandant at Caskaskias, and another at Caho, they have both left this Side likewise.
Page 83 - ... uneasy ; for though their father is 1000 miles in the interior of America, he is yet in the midst of his affectionate children. By GW Lafayette — The grateful and respectful confidence of my father's children and grandchildren, in the kindness of his American family towards him. By Governor Bond — General Lafayette — may he live to see that liberty established in his native country which he helped to establish in his adopted country.
Page 218 - ... Cattle in the night and carried off their Effects and grain, which I did everything in my power to prevent, but as I was not in a Condition to send partys to the two Ferrys of Caho and Caskaskias, Considering the Disposition of the Indians, a good deal of Cattle and some Grain has been carried off, and if the gentlest methods are not used with those that Stay, who are the best, we shall lose them too; There will be a Necessity of Building a Fort1 at Caskaskias, the former one being Ruinous, ill...

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