AFTER THE WAR: A Southern Tour.

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Pagina 148 - What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgements, which the LORD our God hath commanded you? then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt ; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand...
Pagina 436 - I have neither sought, nor accepted, nor attempted to exercise the functions of any office whatever, under any authority or pretended authority in hostility to the United States; that I have not yielded a voluntary support to any pretended government, authority, power, or constitution within the United States, hostile or inimical thereto.
Pagina 148 - For the Lord our God, he it is that brought us up and our fathers out of the land of Egypt from the house of bondage...
Pagina 436 - I have voluntarily given no aid, countenance, counsel, or encouragement to persons engaged in armed hostility thereto; that I have neither sought nor accepted nor attempted to exercise the functions of any office whatever, under any authority or pretended authority in hostility to the United States...
Pagina 245 - Louisiana declared teaching slaves to read and write a "crime, having a tendency to excite insubordination among the servile class, and punishable by imprisonment at hard labor for not more than twenty-one years, or by death, at the discretion of the court.
Pagina 26 - Indian ancestors, to the third generation inclusive, though one ancestor of each generation may have been a white person...
Pagina 33 - But,' he added, with a longing glance at the black bottle that stood conveniently at hand, ' if you could manage to put in a drop unbeknownst to me, I guess it would not hurt me much.' Now, General,
Pagina 224 - A set of forks with whole tines is a curiosity. Clocks and watches have nearly all stopped. . . . Hair brushes and tooth brushes have all worn out; combs are broken. . . . Pins, needles, and thread, and a thousand such articles, which seem indispensable to housekeeping, are very scarce.
Pagina 32 - Davis. Out in Sangamon County there was an old temperance lecturer who was very strict in the doctrine and practice of total abstinence. One day, after a long ride in the hot sun, he stopped at the house of a friend, who proposed making him a lemonade. As the mild beverage was being mixed, the friend insinuatingly asked if he wouldn't like just the least drop of something stronger to brace up his nerves after the exhausting heat and exercise. ' No,' replied the lecturer, ' I couldn't think of it...
Pagina 156 - Indeed, nothing was more touching, in all that I saw in Savannah, than the almost painful effort of the rebels, from Generals down to privates, to conduct themselves so as to evince respect for our soldiers, and to bring no severer punishment upon the city than it had already received.

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