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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Saturday, October 08, 2011

A Proclamation On Slave Insurrection in Prince George's County, By His Excellency Samuel Ogle,Governor, Maryland

By His Excellency Samuel Ogle Esqr Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of Maryland

Whereas a Wicked and Dangerous Conspiracy hath been discovered to have been lately entered into by several Negroes in Prince Georges County to kill and Murder the white people within the said County and other parts of this province several of which Conspirators are now Actually in prison and Informations given against many others not yet Apprehended In Order therefore to Avert so great and Eminent A Danger and as much as in me lies to secure his Majestys Subjects in their Lives and Propertys and to prevent their being Sacrificed to the rage and fury of merciless and Barbarous Slaves I have thought fit with the Advice of his Lordships Council of State to Issue this my Proclamation Strictly Commanding and requiring all Officers as well Civil as Military within this province in their Several and respective Stations to be particularly careful in putting the several Laws in Execution to prevent the Tumultuous meeting of Slaves and all other Laws for the Safety of the People and to Apprehend all such Slaves as shall be found wandering who cannot give a good and Satisfactory Account of themselves and to Secure them that they may be Amesnable to Justice and dealt with according to Law, And to require all Persons to be aiding and assisting to the several Officers in the due and faithful Execution of their duty in the Premises, And also to Exhort all his Majestys Subjects to be upon their guard and to prepare in the best and most Expeditious manner they can for the defence of themselves and their Neighbours and for the better exacting an Obedience from the Civil Officers in the Execution of their Duty in the Premises I hereby earnestly recommend to the Magistrates of the several Counties a Careful and strict Observance and notice of such Civil Officers as may be negligent or remiss in their said Several Dutys In Order for their Punishment according to Law, And I do hereby Strictly charge and require the several Sheriffs of this province to make this my Proclamation publick in their said Counties in the usual manner as they will Answer the Contrary at their Peril Given at the City of Annapolis this 24th day of January in the 25th year of his Lordships Dominion Anno Domini 1739
the following Commission being produced by the Honble Col" Charles Hammond is ordered to be Entered [1}

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