The Twelve Months Volunteer: Or, Journal of a Private, in the Tennessee Regiment of Cavalry, in the Campaign, in Mexico, 1846-7; Comprising Four General Subjects; I. A Soldier's Life in Camp; Amusements; Duties; Hardships; II. A Description of Texas and Mexico, as Seen on Te March: III. Manners; Customs Religious Ceremonies of the Mexicans; IV. The Operations of All the Twelve Months Volunteers: Including a Complete History of the War with Gravings, From, Drawings by the Author
U.P. James, 1857 - 640 páginas
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Página 34 - Now entertain conjecture of a time When creeping murmur and the poring dark Fills the wide vessel of the universe. From camp to camp through the foul womb of night The hum of either army stilly sounds, That the fixed sentinels almost receive The secret whispers of each other's watch...
Página 630 - And it is declared that neither the pretence that war dissolves all treaties, nor any other whatever shall be considered as annulling or suspending the solemn covenant contained in this article. On the contrary, the state of war is precisely that for which it is provided; and during which its stipulations are to be as sacredly observed as the most acknowledged obligations under the law of nature or nations.
Página 628 - And finally, the sacredness of this obligation shall never be lost sight of by the said government when providing for the removal...
Página 629 - Upon the entrance of the armies of either nation into the territories of the other, women and children, ecclesiastics, scholars of every faculty, cultivators of the earth, merchants, artisans, manufacturers, and fishermen, unarmed and inhabiting unfortified towns, villages, or places, and in general all persons whose occupations are for the common subsistence and benefit of mankind, shall be allowed to continue their respective employments, unmolested in their persons.
Página 630 - Each party shall be allowed to keep a commissary of prisoners, appointed by itself, with every cantonment of prisoners, in possession of the other ; which commissary shall see the prisoners as often as he pleases ; shall be allowed to receive...
Página 627 - The inhabitants of the ceded territory shall be incorporated in the Union of the United States and admitted as soon as possible according to the principles of the Federal Constitution to the enjoyment of all the rights, advantages and immunities of citizens of the United States...
Página 42 - House dissenting) had declared that " by the act of the Republic of Mexico a state of war exists between that Government and the United States...
Página 617 - The enemy were steadily driven from shelter to shelter. The retreat allowed not time to fire a single mine, without the certainty of blowing up friend and foe. Those who at a distance attempted to apply matches to the long trains, were shot down by our men.
Página 630 - General Congress; and the ratifications shall be exchanged in the city of "Washington, or at the seat of government of Mexico, in four months from the date of the signature hereof, or sooner if practicable. In faith whereof, we, the respective plenipotentiaries, have signed this treaty of peace, friendship, limits, and settlement; and have hereunto affixed our seals respectively. Done in...