A General History of the British Empire in America: Containing an Historical, Political, and Commercial View of the English Settlements ; Including All the Countries in North-America, and the West-Indies, Ceded by the Peace of Paris

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W. Richardson and L. Urquhart, 1770 - America - 1060 pages

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Page 215 - The German and Scotch-Irish elements in the frontier of the South were only less great. In the middle of the present century the German element in Wisconsin was already so considerable that leading publicists looked to the creation of a German state out of the commonwealth by concentrating their colonization.
Page 164 - At present they make large quantities, and of a very good kind; their principal settlement is in a town, which in compliment to them is called Londonderry. Hats are made in New England, which, in a clandestine way, find a good vent in all the other colonies.
Page 164 - They are almoft the only one of our colonies which have much of the woollen and linen manufactures. Of the former they have nearly as much as fuffices for their own cloathing. It is a clofe and ftrong, but a coarfe and ftubborn fort* of cloth.
Page 67 - There is a freedom of doing what we list, without regard to law or justice ; this liberty is indeed inconsistent with authority; but civil, moral, and federal liberty consists in every man's enjoying his property and having the benefit of the laws of his country; which is very consistent with a due subjection to the civil magistrate.
Page 255 - Carpet, to lay upon the God of the Chief of the Company, who gave the Ball; for every one has his peculiar God, whom they call Manitoa. It is sometime a Stone, a Bird, a Serpent, or anything else that they dream of in their Sleep; for they think this Manitoa will prosper their Wants, as.
Page 156 - By a Law of the Country no Writ may be abated for a circumftantial Error* fuch as a flight Mif-nomer or any Informality. And by another Law, it is enacted, that every Attorney taking out a Writ from the Clerk's Office...
Page 256 - ... takes the Calumet in a respectful manner, and, supporting it with both hands, causes it to dance in cadence keeping good time with the air of the songs. He makes it execute many differing figures; sometimes he shows it to the whole assembly, turning himself from one side to the other.
Page 254 - the most mysterious thing in the world. The scepters of our kings are not so much respected, for the Indians have such a reverence for it that one may call it the God of peace and war, and the arbiter of life and death." . . . "One with this Calumet may venture among his enemies and in the hottest battles they lay down their arms before this sacred pipe.
Page 59 - That it was not lawful for good' men to join in family prayer with the wicked ; that it was unlawful to take an oath to the civil magiftrate ; and that the king of England having no right over the Indians of America, his patent was invalid ; with feveral other principles of the like tendency. Wtlliams was fo obftinate, that he defended his doctrines...

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