Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri: A Compendium of History and Biography for Ready Reference, Volume 5

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Howard Louis Conard
Southern history Company, Haldeman, Conard & Company, proprietors, 1901 - Missouri

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Page 151 - St. Francois river; thence up, and following the course of that river, in the middle of the main channel thereof, to the parallel of latitude of thirty-six degrees and thirty minutes; thence west, along the same, to a point where the said parallel is intersected by...
Page 151 - ... a meridian line passing through the middle of the mouth of the Kansas river, where the same empties into the Missouri river, thence from the point aforesaid north, along the said meridian line, to the intersection of the parallel of latitude which passes through the rapids of the river Des Moines...
Page 192 - IN A LITTLE WHILE all interest was taken up in stretching our necks and watching for the "'pony-rider" — the fleet messenger who sped across the continent from St. Joe to Sacramento, carrying letters nineteen hundred miles in eight days! Think of that for perishable horse and human flesh and blood to do! The pony-rider was usually a little bit of a man, brimful of spirit and endurance.
Page 2 - Sec. 9. No person shall assume the duties of any State, county, city, town, or other office to which he may be appointed otherwise than by a vote of the people; nor shall any person, after the expiration of sixty days after this Constitution takes effect, be permitted to practice as an attorney or counselor at law...
Page 192 - The pony-rider was usually a little bit of a man, brimful of spirit and endurance. No matter what time of the day or night his watch came on, and no matter whether it was winter or summer, raining, snowing, hailing or sleeting, or whether his "beat...
Page 192 - He rode fifty miles without stopping, by daylight, \ moonlight, starlight, or through the blackness of darkness— just as it happened. He rode a splendid horse that was born for a racer and fed and lodged like a gentleman...
Page 193 - ... nearer and still nearer, and the flutter of the hoofs comes faintly to the ear — another instant a whoop and a hurrah from our upper deck, a wave of the rider's hand, but no reply, and man and horse burst past our excited faces, and go winging away like a belated fragment of a storm!
Page 174 - ... recognizing that there are in our midst honest but irreconcilable differences of opinion with regard to the respective systems of protection and free trade, we remit the discussion of the subject to the people in their Congressional districts, and to the decision of Congress thereon, wholly free from executive interference or dictation.
Page 18 - ... district headquarters, specifying the names of all loyal owners and the amount of such produce taken from them. All grain and hay found in such district after the 9th day of September next, not convenient to such stations, will be destroyed.
Page 152 - River; thence in a direct line to the middle of the main channel of the St. Peters River, where the Watonwan River — according to Nicollet's map — enters the same; thence down the middle of the main channel of said river to the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi River ; thence down the middle of tbe main channel of said river to the place of beginning.

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