Elements of Useful Knowledge. Volume I.: Containing a Historical and Geographical Account of the United States; for the Use of Schools, Volume 1

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Hudson & Goodwin, 1809 - Geography - 208 pages

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Page 136 - 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.
Page 144 - 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.
Page 185 - 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.
Page 81 - 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...
Page 197 - 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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