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ORMOND, C6sar Veneeslas d' (or'-mong), French missionary, born in Bagneres de Bigorre in 1689; died in Bordeaux in 1741. He was a Jesuit, and came in his youth to South America, where he was attached for twenty years to the missions of Chili and Paraguay. He disapproved of the Indian policy of the Spanish Jesuits, advocated the establishment of a kind of feudal system in which the Indians should not be slaves, but clients, and had already begun the experiment in his own mission, but the authorities expelled him from the country and petitioned Rome to censure him. Ormond, on his return to France, separated from the order and settled on his paternal estate near Bordeaux, and died there. His papers were seized and destroyed by the authorities immediately after his death, and it is said that several important works concerning the establishments of the Jesuits in South America were thus lost. Among his published works are " Voyage a travers les missions du Paraguay et du Chili" (Bordeaux, 1738) and "Coup d'oeil historique sur les Aldees Indiennes" (1740). 0RMSBY, Stephen, congressman, born in Virginia in 1765 ; died in Louisville, Kentucky, 6 September, 1846. He received a liberal education, studied law, and was admitted to the bar, but removed to Kentucky, where he engaged in the early Indian wars, and was a brigadier-general under General Josiah Harmar in the campaign of 1790. He subsequently returned to his profession, attained eminence at the bar, and became a circuit judge. He was elected to congress as a Democrat in 1810, served one term, and was defeated for the 13th congress, but his successful competitor, John Simpson, was killed at the battle of the River Raisin before taking his seat and Ormsby succeeded him.
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