A descriptive sketch of the present state of Vermont: One of the United states of America

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Printed and sold for the author, by H. Fry, 1797 - 186 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 20 - They may also lay embargoes, or prohibit the exportation of any commodity, for any time not exceeding thirty days, in the recess of the House only.
Σελίδα 20 - And shall have power to grant pardons and remit fines, in all cases whatsoever except in treason and murder; in which they shall have power to grant reprieves, but not to pardon...
Σελίδα 94 - ... brink of the river, and others swim with them to the spot where the dam is forming. As many as can find room, are engaged in sinking one end of these stakes ; and as many more in raising, fixing, and securing the other ends of them. Others are employed, at the same time, in carrying on the plastering part of the work.
Σελίδα 21 - ... to enquire whether the Constitution has been preserved inviolate in every part and whether the legislative and executive branches of government have performed their duty as guardians of the people, or assumed to themselves or exercised other or greater powers than they are entitled to by the Constitution.
Σελίδα 170 - Quiet though fad, the refpit of that day That muft be mortal to us both. O flowers, That never will in other climate grow...
Σελίδα 168 - ... smile of morning gleams along the hills, And wakeful labour calls her sons abroad ; 'They leave with cheerful looks their lowly vills, And bid the fields resign their ripen'd load. To various tasks address the rustic band, And here the scythe, and there the sickle wield : Or rear the new-bound sheaves along the land ; Or range in heaps the produce of the field. Some build the shocks, some load the spacious wains, Some lead to shelt'ring barns the fragrant corn ; Some form tall ricks, that tow'ring...
Σελίδα 162 - When- the branches are lopped off, and a sufficient number of logs are prepared, blocks are cut for the corners. The largest four of these are placed in a square form, upon a solid foundation of stone, this done, the logs are rolled upon blocks, one above another, until the square becomes about twenty or twenty-five feet high, the rafters are then made for the roof, which is covered with the bark taken off the trees, and placed lengthways from the ridge, with a jet sufficient to carry off the rain....
Σελίδα 98 - ... labour without pilfering from any other. Towards spring the females bring forth their young, to the number of three or four. Soon after, the male retires to gather firs and vegetables, as the spring opens; but the dam remains at home, to nurse and rear up their young.
Σελίδα 114 - ... when the honest old veteran cocked and levelled his weapon of destruction, at the same time crying out with a loud voice, 'Proceed if you dare, proceed and you are a dead man.
Σελίδα 80 - It is a curious fact, that Colonel Lyon has executed a good deal of printing at his office, on paper manufactured by himself, of the bark of the bass-wood tree, and which is found to answer every purpose for common printing.

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