History of Pittsburgh and Environs, Volume 1

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This is volume ! of 5 volumes. These need to be numbered by the volume. There seems to be many of the same volumes. I've wasted much time looking for a particular volume that I had download but accidently erased.
Other than that these are great books for family tree research.

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Page 559 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it : I have killed many : I have fully glutted my vengeance : for my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. But do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear.
Page 146 - Rich tribute from the west, And Rappahannock sweetly sleeps On green Virginia's breast. Ye say their cone-like cabins, That clustered o'er the vale, Have fled away like withered leaves Before the autumn gale, But their memory liveth on your hills, Their baptism on your shore, Your everlasting rivers speak Their dialect of yore.
Page 123 - But how came you to take upon you to sell land at all? We conquered you, we made women of you; you know you are women, and can no more sell land than women.
Page 559 - I appeal to any white man to say, if ever he entered Logan's cabin hungry, and he gave him not meat; if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war, Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites, that my countrymen pointed as they passed, and said, 'Logan is the friend of white men.
Page 243 - Fathers, we kindled a fire a long time ago, at a place called Montreal, where we desired you to stay, and not to come and intrude upon our land. I now desire you may dispatch to that place ; for be it known to you, fathers, that this is our land and not yours.
Page 250 - The cold was so extremely severe, that mr. Gist had all his fingers, and some of his toes frozen, and the water was shut up so hard, that we found no difficulty in getting off the island, on the ice, in the morning, and went to mr. Frazier's.
Page 414 - ... long as the Monongahela and the Alleghany shall flow to form the Ohio, long as the English tongue shall be the language of freedom in the boundless valley which their waters traverse, his name shall stand inscribed on the gateway of the west.
Page 382 - it is time for England to slip her cables and float away into some unknown ocean;" and Lord Chesterfield wrote, " whoever is in, or whoever is out...
Page 326 - ... and also a great many scalps. Those that were coming in, and those that had arrived, kept a constant firing of small arms, and also the great guns in the fort, which were accompanied with the most hideous shouts and yells from all quarters ; so that it appeared to me as if the infernal regions had broke loose.
Page 274 - Jumonville), he concluded with these words, — (I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound.' On hearing of this the King said sensibly, — 'He would not say so, if he had been used to hear many.

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