The Making of the Ohio Valley States; 1660-1837

The Making of the Ohio Valley States; 1660-1837

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...1 Opposition From France arose from her intriguing to recover sorne part of what she had lost by the treaty of 17G3. The negotiation was not very honorable to her. See Life of fjord Shelbunie, iii., 300; Making of tfie Great West, 163, 164, 168, note. 4 Treaty Signed, but not ratified for nearly a year, on account of a private agreement between France, Spain, and the United States, by which one could not conclude a peace without the others. a The Map, with the line as finally fixed, is in the King's Library, British Museum. Mitchell's Map (1756), used in the settlement of the Maine boundary question, 1842, is in the Public Record Office. THE COMMONWEALTH "What constitutes a state? Not high-raised battlements or labored mound, Thick wails or moated gate."--Sir William Jones. We know men's principles by their laws. Among the nine laws of the Transylvania Colony was one to prevent profane swearing and Sabbath-breaking. While this certainly suggests the existence of a crying evil, it quite as truly denotes a self-respecting people, with a sound moral sentiment at the bottom. Still another law looked to preserving the breed of horses. This, in turn, suggests that the early Kentuckian prized his horse quite as highly as the Arab does, because, like the Arab, he often owed his life to the fleetness of his steed. We learn, also, why in later times the Kentucky breed of horses became so famous. Of course, when this colony fell to pieces, its laws went with it. The spirit of those laws, however, lived on, whether written or unwritten made little difference, so long as the people themselves believed in them, as they seem to have done. As every new settler's first concern is for his homestead, so the means of securing it has everything to do with...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236591232
  • 9781236591234