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Σελίδα 27 - NOTE C. The present. Times are the Ancient Times. " The opinions," says Bacon, " which men entertain of antiquity is a very idle thing, and almost incongruous to the word; for the old age and length of days of the world, should in reality be accounted antiquity, and ought to be attributed to our own times, not to the youth of the world, which it enjoyed among the ancients : for that age, though with respect to us it be ancient and greater, yet wilh regard to the world, it was new and less.
Σελίδα 10 - We are unanimously of opinion, that the state of Connecticut has no right to the lands in controversy.' ' We are also unanimously of opinion, that the jurisdiction and pre-emption of all the territory lying within the charter boundary of Pennsylvania, and now claimed by the state of Connecticut, do of right belong to the state of Pennsylvania.'* "This decision, pursuant to the articles of the confederation of the states was final.
Σελίδα 14 - Convention, in which two-thirds of the whole number elected shall agree; and whose duty it shall be 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 14 - Duty it shall be 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 23 - Near this spot was fought on the afternoon of Friday, the third day of July, 1778, The Battle of Wyoming, In which a small band of patriotic Americans, chiefly the undisciplined, the youthful, and the aged, spared by inefficiency from the distant ranks of the Republic, led by Col.
Σελίδα 23 - With a courage that deserved success, Boldly met and bravely fought A combined British, Tory, and Indian force Of thrice their number. Numerical superiority alone gave success to the invader, And wide-spread havoc, desolation, and ruin Marked his savage...
Σελίδα 12 - The settlements upon the river have suffered much by an inundation of ice, which has swept away the greatest part of the grain and stock of all kinds, so that the inhabitants are generally very poor. Upon my arrival at this place, (Wyoming,) the...
Σελίδα 39 - ... 111 fares the land to hastening ills a prey When wealth accumulates and men decay; Princes and lords may flourish or may fade, A breath can make them and a breath has made.
Σελίδα 6 - Hartford, at which it was resolved that five townships, each five miles square, should be surveyed and granted, each to forty settlers, being proprietors, on condition that those settlers should remain upon the ground, " man their rights," and defend themselves and each other from the incursions of all rival claimants.