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 the 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 Mexico...engravings, from Drawings by the Author
J. A. & U. P. James, 1849 - 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 637 - ... is necessary to be taken from them for the use of such armed force, the same shall be paid for at a reasonable price.
Página 638 - But if any officer shall break his parole by leaving the district so assigned him, or any other prisoner shall escape from the limits of his cantonment, after they shall have been designated to him, such individual, officer, or other prisoner, shall forfeit so much of the benefit of this article as provides for his liberty on parole or in cantonment.
Página 638 - ... to be agreed upon between the respective commanders, be paid by the other party, on a mutual adjustment of accounts for the subsistence of prisoners, and such accounts shall not be mingled with or set off...
Página 635 - 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 636 - And finally, the sacredness of this obligation shall never be lost sight of by the said government when providing for the removal...
Página 636 - ... influence and power, to rescue them and return them to their country, or deliver them to the agent or representative of the Mexican government. The Mexican authorities will, as far as practicable, give to the government of the United States notice of such captures ; and...