Elements of Useful Knowledge, Vol.I.: Containing a Historical and Geographical Account of the United States. For the Use of Schools, Nide 1

Hudson and Goodwin, 1815 - 206 sivua

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Sivu 153 - 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 114 - 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...
Sivu 112 - 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.
Sivu 149 - 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...
Sivu 135 - 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...
Sivu 96 - 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...
Sivu 88 - 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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