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1st Session 30th Congress Agua Nueva American American Peace Society annexation of Texas arms army barbarism battle battles of Contreras blood boundary Buena Vista California camp cause CHAPTER Chihuahua Christian citizens city of Mexico civil claims Coahuila command conquest Cruz dead death declared desert earth enemy evil Executive feel force freedom glory heart honor hospital hostilities House of Representatives human institutions invasion Jalapa June killed land laws letter liberty live loss Matamoras ment Mexican military millions Monterey moral murder nations Nueces officers Pacific parties passions peace political poor question regiment reported republic Republic of Texas Saltillo Santa Anna says scenes Scott Senate shot sick slavery slaves Slidell soldiers spirit suffering sword Tamaulipas Taylor territory Texan thousands tion town treaty troops true United valley of Mexico volunteers whole wounded wrong
Side 264 - Disguise fair nature with hard-favour'd rage ; Then lend the eye a terrible aspect ; Let it pry through the portage of the head Like the brass cannon ; let the brow o'erwhelm it As fearfully as doth a galled rock O'erhang and jutty his confounded base, Swill'd with the wild and wasteful ocean. Now set the teeth and stretch the nostril wide, Hold hard the breath and bend up every spirit To his full height.
Side 164 - WE, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.
Side 290 - The cup of forbearance had been exhausted, even before the recent information from the frontier of the Del Norte. But now, after reiterated menaces, Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory, and shed American blood upon the American soil.
Side 273 - Governments, in the name of those nations, do promise to each other that they will endeavor, in the most sincere and earnest manner, to settle the differences so arising, and to preserve the state of peace and friendship in which the two countries are now placing themselves, using, for this end, mutual representations and pacific negotiations.
Side 207 - Tis not in battles that from youth we train The Governor who must be wise and good, And temper with the sternness of the brain Thoughts motherly, and meek as womanhood. Wisdom doth live with children round her knees...
Side 5 - If that the heavens do not their visible spirits Send quickly down to tame these vile offences, It will come, Humanity must perforce prey on itself, Like monsters of the deep.
Side 71 - It is expected that, in selecting the establishment for your troops, you will approach as near the boundary line — the Rio Grande — as prudence will dictate. With this view the President desires that your position, for a part of your forces at least, should be west of the river Nueces.
Side 3 - The applause of listening senates to command, The threats of pain and ruin to despise, To scatter plenty o'er a smiling land, And read their...
Side 221 - Then if they die unprovided, no more is the King guilty of their damnation than he was before guilty of those impieties for the which they are now visited. Every subject's duty is the King's, but every subject's soul is his own.
Side 207 - The more I am acquainted with agricultural affairs, the better I am pleased with them; insomuch, that I can no where find so great satisfaction as in those innocent and useful pursuits. In indulging these feelings; I am led to reflect how much more delightful to an undebauched mind, is the task of making improvements on the earth, than all the vain glory which can be acquired from ravaging it, by the most uninterrupted career of conquests.