The Puddleford Papers, Or, Humors of the West

The Puddleford Papers, Or, Humors of the West

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...'sons In' For. FREE DISCUSSION. 179 august presence, and, after fixing the eyes and ears of all, said in a heavy, sepulchral tone: 'In the name of the People of the State of, and by virtue of the Constitution of the United States, this 'ere thing can't go on no longer; all this meetin' has gone along t o'ther eend up, ever since it open'd. The contract was that Billet should speak, --' (Here the Squire blew his nose with the said cotton handkerchief, and drew out one of Billet's notices, calling the meeting, and shook it fiercely at Billet, ) ' and la' is la'--and contracts is contracts, and frauds is frauds, and the patience of this audience is nearly gin out.' The Squire said, ' he did n't come to hear Bates speak--he'd rather stay at home, and hear the whip-per-wills sing, than fool away his time with Bates, on Boblition. Mr. Billet had the right-er freedom of speech--and after examinin' the 'thorities on that pint, be rather tho't he had a right to go ahead, but he must n't trample on-ter the sovereignty of the people--nor use hash language agin the laws, for them he had sworn to protect--and he meant to do it--fodder or no fodder.' The Squire sat down and pufled heavily. The 'Colonel' instantly sprang upon his feet and proposed three cheers for Longbow, who had so clearly 'defined things, '--and the three cheers were accordingly given. The Colonel made his motion ironically, but the audience received it in good faith. An hour was thus passed, and the meeting was not yet organized; in fact, its preliminaries were not yet settled. Bates was temporarily self-constituted President, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989473
  • 9781236989475