History of the Lower Kennebec, 1602-1889

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Sentinel & Times print, 1889 - Kennebec River Valley (Me.) - 72 pages

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Page 26 - I seized upon. They were all of one nation, but of several parts, and several families. This accident must be acknowledged the means, under God, of putting on foot and giving life to all our plantations.
Page 23 - In this march we passed over very good ground, pleasant and fertile, fit for pasture, for the space of some three miles, having but little wood, and that Oke like stands left in our pastures in England, good and great, fit timber for any use.
Page 26 - And the longer I conversed with them, the better hope they gave me of those parts where they did inhabit, as proper for our uses; especially when I found what goodly rivers, stately islands, and safe harbors, those parts abounded with, being the special marks I leveled at as the only want our nation met with in all their navigations along that coast. And having kept them full three years, I made them able to set me down what great rivers ran up into the land, what men of note were seated on them,...
Page 52 - If it may please the patience of your divine Majesty — to receive a few things from your most observant and devoted, though unworthy servant, I trust it 'will derogate nothing from the lustre of your Highness, since they seem to redound to the glory of God, the greatness of your Majesty, and the utility of Great Brittain, I have thought it therefore very just that it should be made known to your Majesty, that among the Virginians and Moassons there is...
Page 52 - Besides, they positively assure me, that there is a sea in the opposite or Western part of this province, distant not more than seven days journey from our Fort of St.
Page 32 - They all went ashoare where they had made choise of their plantation and where they had a sermon delivered unto them by their preacher ; and after the sermon, the president's commission was read, with the lawes to be observed and kept.
Page 43 - Stith, pp. 37, and 40, required — "that the said presidents, councils, and the ministers, should provide, that the true word and service of God be preached, planted, and used, not only in the said colonies but also, as much as might be, among the savages bordering upon them, according to the Rites and Doctrine of the Church of England.
Page 38 - ... the company by no means would stay any longer in the country, especyally Capt.
Page 52 - Sagadahoc, — a sea large, wide and deep, the boundaries of which they are wholly ignorant of. This cannot be any other than the Southern ocean, reaching to the regions of China, which unquestionably cannot be far from these regions. If, therefore, it may please you to keep open your divine eyes on this matter of my report, I doubt not but your Majesty will perform a work most pleasing to God, most honorable to your greatness, and most conducive to the weal of your kingdom, which with ardent prayers...
Page 42 - ... it was undertaken for the advancement of religion, the enlargement of the bounds of our nation, the increase of trade, and the employment of many thousands of all sorts of people.

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