The History of the Five Indian Nations of Canada,: Which are Dependent on the Province of New-York in America, and Are the Barrier Between the English and French in that Part of the World. With Particular Accounts of Their Religion, Manners, Customs, Laws, and Forms of Government; Their Several Battles and Treaties with the European Nations; Their Wars with the Other Indians; and a True Account of the Present State of Our Trade with Them. In which are Shewn, the Great Advantage of Their Trade and Alliance to the British Nation, and the Intrigues and Attempts of the French to Engage Them from Us; a Subject Nearly Concerning All Our American Plantations, and Highly Meriting the Attention of the British Nation at this Juncture. By the Honourable Cadwallader Colden, Esq; One of His Majesty's Counsel, and Surveyor-General of New-York. To which are Added, Accounts of the Several Other Nations of Indians in North-America, Their Numbers, Strength, &c. and the Treaties which Have Been Lately Made with Them. In Two Volumes..
Lockyer Davis, at Lord Bacon's Head in Fleet-Street; J. Wren in Salisbury-Court; and J. Ward in Cornhill, opposite the Royal-Exchange., 1755 - Canada - 260 pages
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Page 185 - I choose to solve the controversy with this small distinction, and it belongs to all three : any government is free to the people under it (whatever be the frame) where the laws rule and the people are a party to those laws, and more than this is tyranny, oligarchy, or confusion.
Page 185 - Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore, governments rather depend upon men than men upon governments. Let men be good and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it. But if men be bad, let the government be never so good they will endeavor to warp and spoil it to their turn.
Page 183 - For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same.
Page 246 - Grievances; and shall have all other Powers and Privileges of an Assembly, according to the Rights of the Freeborn Subjects of England, and as is usual in any of the King's Plantations in America.
Page 165 - Town, unto the three and fortieth degree of northern latitude, if the said river doth extend so far northward; but if the said river shall not extend so far northward, then by the said river so far as it doth extend; and from the head of the said river, the eastern bounds...
Page 203 - That all children within this province, of the age of twelve years, shall be taught some useful trade or skill, to the end none may be idle; but the poor may work to live and the rich, if they become poor, may not want.
Page 186 - But next to the power of necessity (which is a solicitor that will take no denial) this induced me to a compliance, that we have (with reverence to God, and good conscience to men) to the best of our skill, contrived and composed the FRAME and LAWS of this government, to the great end of all government...
Page 20 - We know our Lands are now become more valuable. The white People think we do not know their Value; but we are sensible that the Land is everlasting, and the few Goods we receive for it are soon worn out and gone.
Page 86 - Tho' great Things are well remembered among us, yet we don't remember that we were ever conquered by the Great King, or that we have been employed by that Great King to conquer others ; if it was so, it is beyond our Memory. We do remember we were employed by Maryland to conquer the Conestogoes, and that the second time we were at War with them, we carried them all off.