History Of De Witt County Illinois

Author: W. R. Brink and Company
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 1333608187
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Excerpt from History of De Witt County, Illinois: With Illustrations Descriptive of the Scenery, and Biographical Sketches of Some of the Prominent Men and Pioneers We have endeavored, wit/z all diligence and care fulness, to make tlie best use of tbe material at our com mand. I t lias been classified as carefully as possible and will, we are assured, be a great lzelp to ee public, as a book of reference. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Hist Of Simcoe County

Author: Andrew F. (Andrew Frederick) 18 Hunter
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 1363116797
Size: 10.63 MB
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Welsh Founders Of Pennsylvania

Author: Thomas Allen Glenn
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: UVA:X000082352
Size: 16.96 MB
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"Based on years of extensive research conducted in Wales, this work consists of genealogical notices of Welsh emigrants to Pennsylvania, mainly between 1682 and 1700. Alphabetically arranged, it relates to nearly 300 families and 2,000 individuals, with pedigrees and charts of the first arrivals" -- publisher website (December 2008).

One Of Ours

Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486146904
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel about a young Nebraskan looking for something to believe in. Alienated from his parents, rejected by his wife, he finds his destiny on the bloody battlefields of World War I.

Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618249060
Size: 13.70 MB
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Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

On The Illinois Frontier

Author: Hiram Rutherford
Publisher: Southern Illinois University
ISBN: UCAL:B3614040
Size: 10.67 MB
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These letters and papers present the saga of a pioneer doctor who migrated to Illinois, made house calls on horseback, har苑ored a slave family in violation of Illinois' Black Laws, and, when hauled into court, sought legal counsel from a friend, Abraham Lincoln, only to learn that Lincoln was already in the pay of the slave owner. The first selection of this book contains a series of person苔l letters, mostly to John Bowman, Dr. Rutherford's future brother-in-law, in Pennsylvania. Rutherford describes life in Illi要ois in the 1840s in vivid enough detail to make it real for Bowman--and the contemporary reader. But Rutherford's real reason for writing to Bowman was to get him to bring Lucinda Bowman, whom Rutherford had vowed to marry, to Illinois. Rutherford tried subtlety: "I am still in a state of single blessedness & will probably ever remain so unless you bring me a spare rib." When oblique reference failed, the doctor spoke with candor and finally got Lucinda--much to her mother's dismay--to the Illinois prairie. The middle portion contains articles Dr. Rutherford wrote for the local paper. Here he describes the people, the "charac負ers," with precision and wit: "Matt was a speculator by nature, had much good gas in him and believed in names, high-sounding ones of course." He describes both Dan Swalls, who blew up the still by approaching the first batch with his candle, and the tippling Baptist preacher who, awakening to see a vulture star虹ng at him, took the temperance pledge. The final section discusses the famous Matson slave trial. The central interest in this case is that Abraham Lincoln acted as at負orney for the slave owner. The editors quote liberally from contemporary accounts, but note that no one has yet explained the future president's behavior.