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It was a land of calloused hands , of lean and muscular men , of canvas - covered wagons with dry mud flaking from their wheels , of shotguns and hunting dogs , of silent women bending over the fires of cooking , with the smoke blowing ...
To this pleading letter the War Department replied that nothing could be done , as the resignation had already been accepted , and the episode was closed : Colonel Dent let his son - in - law have eighty acres of land near St. Louis ...
How can you expect him to be a selfrespecting citizen , a man of honor and probity , if he hasn't a foot of land ? God's image in ebony . Precisely . It's our duty ; we owe something to this poor , down - trodden The state will buy the ...
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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