Report of the Commissioners of the National Centennial Celebration; Of the Early Settlement of the "Territory Northwest of the River Ohio," and of the Establishment of Civil Government Therein, Held at Marietta, Ohio, July 15 to 19

Report of the Commissioners of the National Centennial Celebration; Of the Early Settlement of the "Territory Northwest of the River Ohio," and of the Establishment of Civil Government Therein, Held at Marietta, Ohio, July 15 to 19

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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. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...Lake Superior, but can I boast of them? God gave them to us. God gave us the rich minerals of our copper and iron mines, and planted the pine trees in our forests, and marked out our lake-bound coast. They are all natural gifts. You have within the borders of your State grand and beautiful scenery; you have facilities for manufacturing that Michigan will always be proud of. How can we separate ourselves to-day by State lines? How can we compare one State with another and show more progress in any part of this Northwest Territory than has been enjoyed in another? You touch the key of progress, and through every vein of the great system the mighty battery that moves the country will start life and fire through all industries, and all must prosper by it. Tear down one lofty noble enterprise, and all must necessarily feel the shock. The duty and the danger of the hour, then, are constantly before the people, demanding earnest thought and careful attention. Having established the fact that liberty and not slavery must exist, I am proud to know that to-day, upon this platform, man or woman, rich or poor, black or white, stand just exactly where God intended them to stand, as free as the waves of the ocean or the winds of heaven. Applause "Skins may differ, But affection dwells in white and black the same." Abraham Lincoln heard the cry of the slave; the crack of the master's lash; the baying of the blood-hound; he heard the auctioneer's call above the fallen form of the mother as her child was torn from her embrace cheering, and, though he could not heal their bruised and lacerated backs and limbs, he could heal their wounded hearts. More cheering. Truly may it be said of this Nation, it has laid up treasures in Heaven....show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 231g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843800
  • 9781236843807