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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: February 25, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ompany had just been formed, in a province which till then had not had a mounted field-piece. There, too, was the heroic Francis Marion, Simms's Life of Marion, 33, 46. I have not seen James's Life of Marion. Weems's Marion, 22. as yet an untried soldier, just six-and twenty, the youngest of five sons of an impoverished planter, reserved and silent, small in stature, and of a slender frame, so temperate that he drank only water, elastic, persevering, and of sincerest purity of soul. H. Lee's Southern Campaign, 432. Yet the state of the troops, both as to equipments and temper, was such as might have been expected from the suddenness of their summons to take the field against the judgment of their legislature. It was still hoped that there would be no occasion to make use of them. Speaker of the House of Assembly to Mr. Wright the Agent, 27 Oct. 1759. Before leaving Congaree, Oconostata and his associates, though their persons were sacred by the laws of savage and of civili
th patriotic devotion to the Union of these States, and that we will do so as long as the same can be perpetuated consistently with full security of all our constitutional rights and the maintenance of the equality of all the States. Resolved, That it is inexpedient and improper for the General Government to increase its forces at the forts, arsenals, and dock-yards, within the limits of Virginia, or to do any act looking to warlike preparations against this State. By Mr. Sharp, of Lee: 1st. Be it Resolved, as the sense of this body, that the Constitution of Government, and the Union, founded and established by our forefathers, having been the silent, yet prolific source of prosperity, peace and happiness to all the people of the United, and of prosperity, peace and happiness only, from its foundation to the present time, and will be for all time to come to our posterity if we are but true to the great trust reposed in us, as freemen, should not be broken up and dest