History of Cottonwood and Watonwan Counties, Minnesota: Their People, Industries, and Institutions, Volume 1

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Page 323 - For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had...
Page 513 - I will abstain from all offensive personality, and advance no fact prejudicial to the honor or reputation of a party or witness, unless required by the justice of the cause with which...
Page 513 - To employ, for the purpose of maintaining the causes confided to him, such means only as are consistent with truth, and never seek to mislead the judge or any judicial officer by an artifice or false statement of fact or law; 5.
Page 519 - County, so that by frequent meetings and full and frank interchange of views they may secure such intelligent unity and harmony in every phase of their labor as will elevate and make effective the opinions of the profession in all scientific, legislative, public health, material and social affairs...
Page 52 - Dodge, of Wisconsin, made a treaty at Fort Snelling, with the Ojibways, by which the latter ceded all their pine lands on the St. Croix and its tributaries; a treaty was also effected at Washington with a deputation of Dakotas for their lands east of the Mississippi. These treaties led the way to the first actual settlements in the state.
Page 33 - Mississippi river, was included in the country surrendered from Great Britain by the treaty of 1783, at the end of the Revolutionary War. In 1805 a grant of land nine miles square, at the confluence of the Mississippi and St. Peter (now Minnesota) rivers, was obtained from the Sioux Indians. A military post was established on the grant in 1819, and in 1820 arrangements were made for the erection of a fort, which was completed in 1822 and named Fort Snelling, after the commanding officer, and the...
Page 34 - Article I. The Creek tribe of Indians cede to the United States all their lands east of the Mississippi River.
Page 52 - Taliaferro and Beltrami being passengers. Maj. Stephen H. Long explored Minnesota river, the Red river valley, and the northern frontier. Beltrami explored sources of the Mississippi. 1826. Great flood on the Red river; a part of the colony driven to Minnesota, settling near Fort Snelling. 1832. Schoolcraft explored sources of Mississippi river, and named Lake Itasca (formerly called Elk lake). 1833. First mission established at Leech lake by Rev. WT Boutwell. 1834. The portion of Minnesota west...
Page 358 - Miamis, and all the most reckless and adventurous young braves from among the Iroquois and the Indians of the Upper Lakes, as well as many of the ferocious whites and half-breeds who dwelt in the Indian villages. The Indians fought with the utmost boldness and ferocity, and with the utmost skill and caution. Under cover of the smoke of the heavy but...
Page 323 - ... the crowns and rewards laid up for those who have contended in the race of piety and virtue. But is it the untimely end of his children ? Nay, he will also bear this nobly, and will take up the words of Job, " The Lord gave, the Lord hath taken away; as it seemed good unto the Lord, so is it come to pass. Blessed be the name of the Lord for ever.

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