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As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow, and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less harm to the liberties of my country than will a party, who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious bigotry in the minds of their duped followers.
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At the time I first embarked in the business I was worth five thousand dollars in real estate which rented for enough to support my family.
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Closed with the prediction that Lincoln's administration would close with the refreshed Union healed and whole country united.
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Enquire what the effect of large endowments are upon colleges.
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Finally, I trust we have laid the foundation of an University - an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.
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I am so thurorly disgusted with the whole of this miserable Mexican War that I have no patience even to consider the good qualities of some of our best and bravest men.
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I feel as though Old Dame Fortune was bestirring herself to make amends as far as may be for her past neglect, but I am cool.
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I have a fine lot of telescopes. I have one with which I can see the Mountains in the Moon.
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I have always considered that choosing a companion for life was a very important affair and that my happyness or misery in this life depended on the choice.
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I have five children, it would not benefit them to give them more than $100,000 each, thus less than half is disposed of.
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I hope to do much good with it, but I really don't know how to dispose of it in a will so as to do the good with it that I should desire to do.
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I read the book with interest, but when Jackson was a candidate in 1828 for the Presidency, I opposed him and voted for Adams. I favored a protective tariff.
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I think after this year I shall give up the Telegraph business to you and Col. Speed and I will turn my attention to the improvement of the property.
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I think the Ithaca boys have safe officers and wont require any hospital stores.
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I want to go where I can be of the most service to the general enterprise.
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I was glad to hear of that determination as I detest the practice of cousins marrying or any marriage between persons in which there can be traced the most distant relationship. I go for the improvement instead of the deterioration of our race.
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Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron.
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In 1844, there was a balance of perhaps of a couple of thousand dollars on the cr side.
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My dear, the duty that devolved wholly on you in my absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear children is a laborious one and a responsible one.
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My wife well knows my ability to support my family by labour if properly directed. She feels that I have followed the Telegraph quite long enough, and that it would be for our interest to abandon it in toto and all claims upon it, and direct my energies in some more productive channel.
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The arguement in the O'Reilly injunction suit is postponed until the 3rd Monday in Oct. to give time to learn the grounds of the Kentucky decision.
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The children must not be idle, they must study some, work some, and play some, they must be at something all the time.
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The duty of the mother outweigh the affections of the wife, that is a heavenly emplanted virtue in the breast of woman.
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The favorable change indicated above which promised to give a favorable turn to the life long Loss and Gain a/c continues.
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The Soul of man is made an article of merchandize by his fellow man and can such a land be happy? No! Happyness does not dwell in any land that is scard by the blighting curse of Slavery.
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The summer of 1830 I... blasted the tunnel through the rock to take water from the dam above the falls for the mill... In 1831 we lowered the tunnel four feet, and built a new dam across the creek.
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The yearly income which I realize this year will exceed One Hundred Thousand dollars.
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There is a great reform required in the education and habits of females.
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There is nothing I have to reflect on that gives me more satisfaction than the fact that my life is insured for the benefit of my Dear Wife and children.
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This is not such a war as any man in my opinion can justify by the sacred document the Constitution of the United States.
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This war I firmly believe was provoked by our rulers to gratify a lust for conquest and extend the curse of human slavery.
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We have avoided the quicksands of jealousy, the whirlpools of dissipation, the rocks of passion, and the many other impediments to a safe and happy voige.
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We reached Alexandria about 2 P.M. in a drenching rain after a steady march of 25 miles, wet, sore, and tired. Could not pass the lines at Alexandria had to stay there till this A.M. when we got a pass to cross the lines and walked to Wash 10 miles.
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We went by RR to Fairfax Station, thence we moved on in advance of the De K. Reg. with the 32nd boys and reached the battle field just in time to see that division of our army make its panic stricken retreat.
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Yesterday I staked off the ground on the hill for an orchard. I want to get 1000 apple trees agrowing.
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