The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies: Containing an Entire Translation of the Spanish Work of Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo...with Large Additions and Compilations from Modern Voyages and Travels, and from Original and Authentic Information, Volume 2


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Página 110 - Louisiana, with the same extent that it now has in the hands of Spain, and that it had when France possessed it, and such as it should he after the treaties subsequently entered into between Spain and other States.
Página 507 - He hath bestowed upon me for the service of His Church and people here : the prosperity whereof, and His gracious acceptance, shall be an abundant recompense to me. I conclude with this one request (which in justice may not be denied me), that as it stands upon record, that upon the discharge of my office I was called to account, so this my declaration may be recorded also, lest hereafter, when I shall be forgotten, some blemish may lie upon my posterity, when there shall be nothing to clear it.
Página 543 - The government was utterly unprepared for the return of the forces. They seem to have presumed, not only upon success, but upon the enemy's treasure to bear the charge of the expedition. The soldiers were upon the point of mutiny for want of their wages. It was utterly impracticable to raise in a few days such a sum as would be necessary.
Página 513 - Endicot, one of the assistants, to do it. It was carried for the removal. The more immediate occasion of the court's resentment against Boston was a petition signed by a great number of the principal inhabitants of that town, together with some belonging to other towns, judging and condemning the court for their proceedings against Mr. Wheelwright. At this session, Mr. Vane, the governor, could not prevent a censure upon one Stephen Greensmith, for saying that all the ministers except Mr. Cotton,...
Página 505 - ... he would have them severely punished, who did abuse his governor and the plantation; that the defendants were dismissed with a favorable order for their encouragement, being assured from some of the council, that his majesty did not intend to impose the ceremonies of the church of England upon us; for that it was considered, that it was the freedom from such things that made people come over to us...
Página 525 - Two of the ministers were present, and with much moderation and tenderness endeavored to convince her of her errors ; to which she returned the grossest railings, reproaching them as hirelings, deceivers of the people, Baal's priests, the seed of the serpent, of the brood of Ishmael, and the like.
Página 525 - ... and any quaker after the first conviction if a man, was to lose one ear, and the second time the other, a woman, each time to be severely whipped, and the third time man or woman to have their tongues bored through with a red hot iron, and every quaker, who should become such in the colony, were subjected to the like punishments.
Página 506 - Court, and that such persons as shall be hereafter so deputed by the freemen of the several plantations to deal in their behalf in the public affairs of the Commonwealth, shall have the full power and voices of all the said freemen, derived to them for the making and establishing of laws, granting of lands, &c., and to deal in all other affairs of the Commonwealth wherein the freemen have to do, the matter of election of magistrates and other officers only excepted, wherein every freeman is to give...
Página 511 - Court several elections as a representative for Boston, until he was excused at the desire of the church. So much respect seems to have increased her natural vanity. Countenanced and encouraged by Mr. Vane and Mr. Cotton, she advanced doctrines and opinions which involved the colony in disputes and contentions ; and, being improved to civil as well as religious purposes, had like to have produced ruin both to church and state.
Página 17 - ... which dies a black color, like the gall of an oak, — and hence its name. Near the middle of the Swamp, the trees grow much closer, both the cypress and cedar; and being always green and loaded with large tops, are much exposed to the wind, and easily blown down, in this boggy place, where the soil is too soft to afford sufficient hold to the roots. From these causes, the passage is nearly always obstructed by trees, which...

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