Elements of useful knowledge. Volume I.: Containing a historical and geographical account of the United States; for the use of schools

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Sivu 140 - People, being highly derogatory to the Authority of the United States, and dangerous to the Confederacy, require the immediate and decided Interposition of Congress, for the Protection and relief of such as have suffered by them, and for preserving Peace in the said district, until a decision shall be had of the Controversy relative to the Jurisdiction of the same.
Sivu v - 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.
Sivu 148 - 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.
Sivu iv - 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...
Sivu x - By reading frequently and repeatedly, passages containing just rules and principles, even above the comprehension of young minds, the pupils will learn many of them by heart, and bear the impressions into future life; by which means, when their understandings are more matured, they will be enabled to direct, to useful purposes, the principles with which they had stored their minds in school. In this manner, useful rules and facts, acquired in youth, like seed sown in a good soil, will produce their...
Sivu 189 - December 11, 1719, when they were remarkably bright, and as people in general had never heard of such a phenomenon, they were extremely alarmed with the apprehension of the approach of the final judgment. All amusements, all business, and even sleep, was interrupted, for want of a little knowledge of history.
Sivu 83 - This enterprising commander collected a body of nine hundred foot and three hundred and fifty horse, for an expedition into Florida, where he landed in May, 1539. From the gulf of Mexico he penetrated into the country northward, and wandered about in search of gold, exposed to ftimine...
Sivu x - In every part of this work, occasions frequently occur of deducing moral and pious reflections from thesubjscts treated. On such occasions, special care is taken to lead the mind of the reader, from a consideration of the order, beauty and fitness of all parts of nature, to contemplate the necessity and certainty of the existence of a Creator, of infinite power, wisdom and goodness.
Sivu 201 - Conn., settled. 1654 Col. Wood, of Virginia, sent a company of men to explore th« country of the Ohio. 1658 Northampton and Hadley, Mass., settled by people from Connecticut. 1663 Carolina planted. 1664 Elizabethtown, New Jersey, settled. 1665 Sir J. Yeamans settled on the southern banks of Cape Fear river, with a colony from Barbadoes. 1677 Burlington, NJ, settled by a number of families from Yorkshire, England. 1680 Charleston, South Carolina, settled. 1682 Pennsylvania settled by William Penn...

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