Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington, D.C., Volumes 29-30

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Page 32 - Give me three grains of corn, mother, Only three grains of corn ; It will keep the little life I have, Till the coming of the morn. I am dying of hunger and cold, mother, Dying of hunger and cold, And half the agony of such a death My lips have never told.
Page 170 - The teller took up packages of bills, and civilly asked in what sized notes he would have it. ' I want money,' said Mr. Randolph, putting emphasis on the word ; and at that time it required a bold man to intimate that United States Bank notes were not money. The teller, beginning to understand him, and willing to make sure, said, inquiringly, 'You want silver?' 'I want my money ! ' was the reply. Then the teller, lifting boxes to the counter, said politely : ' Have you a cart, Mr. Randolph, to put...
Page 161 - Here I plant my foot; here I fling defiance right into his teeth before the American people ; here I throw the gauntlet to him and the bravest of his compeers, to come forward and defend these miserable...
Page 85 - What first I want is daily bread ; And canvasbacks and wine ; And all the realms of nature spread Before me when I dine. Four courses scarcely can provide My appetite to quell; With four choice cooks from France, beside, To dress my dinner well. What next I want, at princely cost, Is elegant attire...
Page 122 - No officer or soldier shall send a challenge to another officer or soldier to fight a duel, or accept a challenge so sent.
Page 334 - The President feels bound to say with regard to the suggestion of an armistice that he would not feel at liberty to propose a cessation of arms to the Governments with which the Government of the United States is associated against the Central Powers so long as the armies of those Powers are upon their soil.
Page 137 - I do not think that fighting duels, under any circumstances, can raise the reputation of any man, and have long since discovered, that it is not even an unerring criterion of personal courage.
Page 335 - AM to-day could lead to no good. I will state, however, General, that I am equally anxious for peace with yourself, and the whole North entertains the same feeling. The terms upon which peace can be had are well understood. By the South laying down their arms they will hasten that most desirable...
Page 335 - The terms upon which peace can be had are well understood. By the South laying down their arms they will hasten that most desirable event, save thousands of human lives, and hundreds of millions of property not yet destroyed.
Page 175 - I withdrew a little way into the woods and kept my eyes fixed on Mr. Randolph, who I then knew to be the only one in danger. I saw him receive the fire of Mr. Clay, saw the gravel knocked up in the same place, saw Mr. Randolph raise his pistol, discharge it in the air; heard him say, "I do not fire at you, Mr.

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