Notes on the Northwest: Or, Valley of the Upper Mississippi

Wiley and Putnam, 1846 - 302 páginas
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Página 143 - A general diffusion of knowledge and intelligence being essential to the preservation of the rights and liberties of the people, the Legislature shall encourage by all suitable means the promotion of intellectual, scientific, moral, and agricultural improvement.
Página 144 - The Legislature shall provide for a system of Common Schools, by which a school shall be kept up and supported in each district at least three months in every year...
Página 144 - ... the clear proceeds of all property that may accrue to the state by forfeiture or escheat, and all moneys which may be paid as an equivalent for exemption from military duty; and the clear proceeds of all fines collected in the several counties for any breach of the penal laws...
Página 165 - What is the Indian title? It is a mere occupancy for the purpose of hunting. It is not like our tenures; they have no idea of a title to the soil itself. It is overrun by them, rather than inhabited. It is not a true and legal possession.
Página 143 - AD 1841, and all estates of persons dying without heir or will, and such per cent, as may be granted by Congress, on the sale of lands in this State...
Página 143 - State for the support of common schools, which may be, or may have been, sold or disposed of, and the five hundred thousand acres of land granted to the new States under an Act of Congress distributing the proceeds of the public lands among the several States of the Union, approved...
Página 143 - The proceeds of all lands that have been, or hereafter may be, granted by the United States to this State, for the support of schools...
Página 98 - Their legislative powers shall also extend to all the rightful subjects of legislation; but no law shall be valid which is inconsistent with the constitution and laws of the United States, or which shall lay any person under restraint, burthen, or disability, on account of his religious opinions, professions or worship; in all which he shall be free to maintain his own, and not burthened for those of another.
Página 143 - State, shall be and remain a perpetual fund, the interest of which, together with all the rents of the unsold lands, and such other means as the legislature may provide, shall be inviolably appropriated to the support of common schools throughout the State.
Página 58 - To look at a prairie up or down ; to ascend one of its undulations, to reach a small plateau, (or as the voyageurs call it, a "prairie planche,") moving from wave to wave over alternate swells and depressions; and finally to reach the vast interminable low prairie, that extends itself in front, be it for hours, days or weeks, one never tires; pleasurable and exhilarating sensations are all the time felt ; ennui is never experienced. Doubtless there are moments when excessive heat, a want of fresh...

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