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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Poetry and Incidents., Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
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8. Songs of the Rebels. Chivalrous C. S. A.! by B. air--Vive la Compagnie! I'll sing you a song of the South's sunny clime, Chivalrous C. S. A.! Which went to housekeeping once on a time; Bully for C. S. A.! Like heroes and princes they lived for awhile, Chivalrous C. S. A.! And routed the Hessians in most gallant style; Bully for C. S. A.! Chorus — Chivalrous, chivalrous people are they! Chivalrous, chivalrous people are they! In C. S. A.! In C. S. A.! Ay, in chivalrous C. S. A.! They have a bold leader — Jeff. Davis his name-- Chivalrous C. S. A.! Good generals and soldiers, all anxious for fame; Bully for C. S. A.! At Manassas they met the North in its pride, Chivalrous C. S. A.! But they easily put McDowell aside; Bully for C. S. A.! Chorus — Chivalrous, chivalrous people are they! &c. Ministers to England and France, it appears, Have gone from the C. S. A.! Who've given the North many fleas in its ears; Bully for C. S. A.! Reminders are being to Washington sent, By <
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Law, John 1671-1729 (search)
e Banque Generale, in May, 1716. Notes were accepted in payment for taxes, and they even commanded a premium over specie. About the same time he secured control of the French territory in America called Louisiana. In 1717 the Compagnie d'occident was incorporated for the purposes of trade and colonization. This enterprise became known as The Mississippi scheme, or The system. Not long after this the same company got control of the East India and China companies, which were then called Compagnie des Indes. It also absorbed the African Company, the mint, and the powers of the receivers-general. Thus it became supreme in the financial affairs of France, both at home and abroad. In 1718 the Banque Generale was changed to the Banque Royal, and John Law was made director-general. For two or three years the Compagnie des Indes greatly prospered, and Law became a man of wide power. On Jan. 5, 1720, he was appointed comptroller-general of finances, and in the following month the bank