The Leading Facts of New Mexican History, Volume 3

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Page 473 - States territory is limited in that direction, is throughout, of a similar character. The whole of this region seems peculiarly adapted as a range for buffaloes, wild goats, and other wild game, incalculable multitudes of which find ample pasturage and subsistence upon it. "This region, however, viewed as a frontier, may prove of infinite importance to the United States, inasmuch as it is calculated to serve as a barrier to prevent too great an extension of our population westward, and secure us...
Page 473 - In regard to this extensive section of country, we do not hesitate in giving the opinion, that it is almost wholly unfit for cultivation, and of course uninhabitable by a people depending upon agriculture for their subsistence.
Page 44 - ... sundries, and his trade has reached gratifying proportions, bringing him a substantial annual income. Mr. Long exercises his right of franchise in support of the men and measures of the republican party, with which he has been connected since attaining his majority.
Page 469 - ... false ponds' seems generally not well understood. They have usually been attributed to refraction, by which a section of the bordering sky would appear below the horizon : but there can be no doubt that they are the effect of reflection, upon a gas emanating perhaps from the sunscorched earth and vegetable matter. Or it may be that a surcharge of carbonic acid, precipitated upon the flats and sinks of those plains, by the action of the sun, produces the effect.
Page 425 - An act for establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States...
Page 418 - All Indian men of that tribe are to be killed whenever and wherever you can find them: the women and children will not be harmed, but you will take them prisoners and feed them at Fort Stanton until you receive other instructions about them.
Page 367 - (for such it is held to be) upon the face of the globe. It has been the great fortress of the tribe since time out of mind. To this point they fled when pressed by our troops. Colonel Washington, Colonel Sumner, and many other commanders have made an attempt to go through it, but had to retrace their steps. It was reserved for Colonel Carson to be the first to succeed...
Page 3 - ... the House of Representatives among the same according to the free male population ; but the whole number of its members shall never exceed twentyone, until otherwise directed by the law of the United States. Section 7 : Until the legislative power shall otherwise direct, the Territory of...
Page 529 - Caliente (in their language) is situated on the eastern branch of a creek of that name and at a distance, presents to the eye a square enclosure of mud walls, the houses forming the wall. They are flat on top, or...
Page 419 - Fe' to have a talk here ; but tell them fairly and frankly that you will keep after their people and slay them until you receive orders to desist from these headquarters ; that this making of treaties for them to break whenever they have an interest in breaking them will not be done any more ; that that time has passed by ; that we have no faith in their promises ; that we believe if we kill some of their men in fair, open war, they will be apt to remember that it will be better for them to" remain...

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