Elements of Useful Knowledge, Vol.I.: Containing a Historical and Geographical Account of the United States. For the Use of Schools

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Hudson and Goodwin, 1815 - 206 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 5 - ... the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of Maps, charts, and books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other prints.
Σελίδα 159 - Cotton preached, and delivered this doctrine, that a magistrate ought not to be turned into the condition of a private man without just cause, and to be publicly convict, no more than the magistrates may not turn a private man out of his freehold, etc., without like public trial, etc.
Σελίδα 120 - A few years after, a considerable number of protestants in consequence of the persecutions which followed the revocation of the edict of Nantz in 1685, left France, and settled in Carolina. In 1699, a tremendous hurricane brought such an inundation upon the town, that the inhabitants were obliged to seek shelter in the upper stories of their houses. A fire broke out and destroyed most of the town. The...
Σελίδα 4 - Father of light and life, Thou Good Supreme ! O teach me what is good ; teach me Thyself ! Save me from folly, vanity, and vice, From every low pursuit ; and feed my soul With knowledge, conscious peace, and virtue pure, Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss...
Σελίδα 118 - Higansets, abutting upon .the main land between the two rivers, there called or known by the several names of Connecticut and Hudson's river; together also with the said river called Hudson's river, and all the lands from the west side of Connecticut river, to the east side of Delaware bay.
Σελίδα 155 - Fairiield, and Norwalk, whose property had been destroyed by the British troops, during the war. The remainder was sold, in 1795, and the money arising from the sale appropriated to the purpose of constituting a perpetual fund, for the support of schools in the state. To secure this land and the title to...
Σελίδα 5 - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Σελίδα 141 - Connecticut was dissatisfied with the determination of Woodward and Saffery, and made repeated proposals to Massachusetts for a mutual adjustment of the controversy, which were ineffectual. In 1694, a committee appointed by Connecticut, run the line and found the former survey very erroneous. In this situation, the inhabitants of Suffield and Enfield, who settled under the claims and jurisdiction of Massachusetts, continued to encroach upon Windsor and Simsbury, which excited warm animosities. In...
Σελίδα 102 - Hunt, whom he sent with the other ship, treacherously took twenty of the natives, in his ship, and carried them to Malaga where he sold them for slaves. This provoked the Indians to such a degree as .to render it difficult and dangerous to trade with them ; and the good effects of a voyage the same year, made by...
Σελίδα 94 - Chickasaws, where he spent a winter. He then crossed the Mississippi, being the first European that had discovered that vast river. After a long march into the country westward, in which Soto died, the remains of his troops returned to the Mississippi. Here they built a number of small vessels, in which they sailed down the stream, and made the best of their way to Panuco, in Mexico, where they arrived in September, 1543. In this extraordinary expedition of more than four years...

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