Elements of Useful Knowledge. Volume I.: Containing a Historical and Geographical Account of the United States; for the Use of Schools

Evert Duyckinck, 1810 - 207 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 101 - Hudson's river, and all the lands from the west side of Connecticut river, to the east side of Delaware bay.
Σελίδα 88 - In the very month, when the first settlers arrived in America, King James granted a patent to the Duke of Lenox and others, dated November 3, 1 620, incorporating them with the stile of the "Council established at Plymouth, in the county of Devon, for the planting and governing of New-England in America," with full powers to purchase and hold lands, appoint officers and make laws.
Σελίδα 105 - The Spaniards who first came to America, were stimulated by the desire and expectation of finding the precious metals, gold and silver. So powerful was this passion for gold, that the first adventurers encountered every possible hardship and danger in search of it, and sacrificed millions of the wretched natives, whom they compelled to work in the mines. The unfortunate Indians were...
Σελίδα 134 - People, being highly derogatory to the Authority of the United States, and dangerous to the Confederacy, require the immediate and decided Interposition of Congress, for the Protection and relief of such as have suffered by them, and for preserving Peace in the said district, until a decision shall be had of the Controversy relative to the Jurisdiction of the same.
Σελίδα 124 - Simsbury, which excited warm animosities. In the year 1700, further attempts were made to procure an amicable settlement of the dispute; the line was run by commissioners of both colonies, in 1702, and found to fall far north of the former line ; but Massachusetts disagreed to their report. In 1708, Connecticut appointed commissioners with full powers to run the line, and establish the boundary ; and resolved, that unless Massachusetts would unite to complete the business, they would apply to the...
Σελίδα 181 - December 11, 1719, when they were remarkably bright, and as people in general had never heard of such a phenomenon, they were extremely alarmed with the apprehension of the approach of the final judgment. All amusements, all business, and even sleep, was interrupted, for want of a little knowledge of history.
Σελίδα 87 - Hudson was in the service of the Dutch East India company, or sold his claims to that company, which obtained a patent for an exclusive trade on the river Hudson. In pursuance of which, a number of trading adventurers built a fort at Albany, in 1612 or 13, and in 1614 on the isle Manhadoes, or Manhattan, now New-York.
Σελίδα 180 - Canada and on the lakes, on the 19th of October 1762; and on three different days in October 1785. On the 19th of May, 1780, a memorable darkness was spread over all the northern states. The obscurity was occasioned by a thick vapor or cloud, ' tinged with a yellow color or faint red, and a thin coat of dust was deposited on white substances.

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