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Quotes of homestead

  1. In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement. – Peter Agre
  2. At the time I attempted to purchase the rights back for the 3 Homestead records, but the owner demanded an outrageous sum in the neighborhood of $10, 000, about 10 times more money than I could get my hands on at the time. – Mark Edwards
  3. A farmer travelling with his load Picked up a horseshoe on the road, And nailed if fast to his barn door, That luck might down upon him pour; That every blessing known in life Might crown his homestead and his wife, And never any kind of harm Descend upon his growing farm. – James Thomas Fields
  4. My father's parents were Irish. Only a year before my father died, he and I went back to Ireland for a week to look at the old homestead – John Hawkes
  5. Pa did not like a country so old and worn out that the hunting was poor. He wanted to go west. For two years he had wanted to go west and take a homestead but Ma did not want to leave the settled country. – Laura Ingalls Wilder
  6. The free, independent spirit who commits himself to no dogma and will not decide in favor of any party has no homestead on earth. – Stefan Zweig

Usage examples for homestead

  1. I daresay he had as fine a place there- on his own homestead as he has here?" – A First Family of Tasajara by Bret Harte
  2. I am thinking of Homestead – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  3. No man would, in the circumstances, have wasted time in speech had his own property been in danger; and the sight of the homestead which I had spent the best years of my life in building, now burning without an effort being made to save it, filled me with indignation. – The Mistress of Bonaventure by Harold Bindloss
  4. She said little to the girl during the journey, but an hour after they had reached the homestead she slipped quietly into Agatha's room. – Masters of the Wheat-Lands by Harold Bindloss
  5. Bud, I'm going to homestead that ranch. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  6. There were sleepless eyes wet with weeping that night beneath the homestead roof as the midnight hour spread over it her dark wings, but it bore away on its upward pinions the trusting faith- the childlike submission of one heart at least to Him who is ever a " father to the fatherless ones." – Lily Pearl and The Mistress of Rosedale by Ida Glenwood
  7. We are not aware of any law of the United States recognizing the right of railroad companies to become parties in a contest concerning a homestead or pre- emption right. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  8. I'm afraid you'll have to put up with me and the homestead for the next twelve months. – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  9. The carriage was nearly opposite the homestead when the lady exclaimed, Oh, Richard, I must stop at my old home once more. – Homestead on the Hillside by Mary Jane Holmes
  10. And so my day between my fingers slips, While fond regrets keep rising to my lips: O my dear homestead in the country! – The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry by Horace a.k.a. Quintus Horatius Flaccus Translated by John Conington, M. A.
  11. He had lived on the homestead until he was twenty. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  12. In 1850 he was elected a Representative to the Thirty- Second Congress, and was re- elected to the Thirty- Third, in which he served as Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture, and was the author of the Homestead Bill which passed in 1854. In 1855 he was appointed by President Pierce Governor of Kansas, but declined the office. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  13. Save for one ivy- covered homestead miles away on the right, nothing else is in sight. – A Cotswold Village by J. Arthur Gibbs
  14. Mr. Poopendyke cabled to the Homestead at Hot Springs for suitable accommodations. – A Fool and His Money by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. As there was now no further reason why we should remain where we were, we returned to the Homestead and told our tale. – A Crime of the Under-seas by Guy Boothby
  16. This strife will soon be over, and you shall see the old homestead once again. – Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession by Benjamin Wood
  17. The homestead policy was established only after long and earnest resistance; experience proves its wisdom. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  18. I think I shall go down to the Homestead with the Carrolls. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  19. Southwood Farm was a lovely homestead situated near a very pretty river, and in the midst of the most picturesque scenery. – The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit by Richard Harris
  20. A homestead is possible only where there is a sufficient amount of free water available for household and stock purposes. – Dry-Farming by John A. Widtsoe