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Page 191 - but you do not tell all the story. I think the cap was nevertheless an advantage to us, for it was the first thing that put our girls upon knitting worsted mittens for sale at Philadelphia, that they might have wherewithal to buy caps and ribbons there ; and you know that that industry has continued, and is likely to continue and mercase to a much greater value, and answer better purposes.
Page 169 - Hoskins, Samuel Matthews, Jonathan Osborne, Nathaniel Short, Cornelius Skellinks, Henry Stites, Thomas Hand and his sons John and George, John and Caleb Carman, John Shaw, Thomas Miller, William Stillwell, Humphrey Hewes, William Mason, John Richardson, Ebenezer Swain, Henry Young; and no doubt many others.
Page 189 - From Cohansey I went through the wilderness over Maurice's river, accompanied by James Daniel, through a miry, boggy way, in which we saw no house for about forty miles, except at the ferry, and that night we got to Richard Townsend's, at Cape May, where we were kindly received.
Page 38 - The shore in front of the boarding-houses at Cape Island must have worn away nearly a mile since the Revolution. During the war of that period, a militia artillery company had its practicing ground here. Their gun was placed near a house which stood just outside the present shore-line, and their target was set up at the outer side of a corn-field, threequarters of a mile east.
Page 177 - In opposition to which, Mr. Jenkins stood up, and with the warmth and accent of a Welshman, said, " I believe the doctrines in question, as firmly as the promoters of that ill-designed bill ; but will never consent to oppose the opposers with law, or with any other weapon, save that of argument, &c.'.
Page 159 - ... large ship, for I wished to explore the coast distinctly. Sailed over to Cape May, where the coast began to trend east-northeast and west-southwest. Came, at evening, to the mouth of Egg harbour. Found between Cape May and Egg harbour, a slight sand-beach, full of small, low sandhills. Egg harbour is a little river or kill, and inside the land is broken, and within the bay are several small islands. Somewhat further up in the same direction, on a slight headland, is a beautiful high wood.
Page 165 - Glocester-J&iver, which hath its Name (also) from the great quantity of curious Timber, which they send in great Floats to Philadelphia, a City in Pensilvania, as Oaks, Pines, Chesnut, Ash, and Cedars. This River runs down by Glocester-Town, which...
Page 184 - ... a horse hair, a hog's bristle, or a grain of mustard seed, if tendered, shall not escape my reward, being greatly desirous to encourage industry, as it is one of the most principal expedients under the favor of Heaven, that can revive our drooping circumstances at this time of uncommon, but great and general burden.
Page 195 - 50, the Cedar Swamps of the county [Cape May] were mostly located; and the amount of lumber since taken from them is incalculable, not only as an article of trade, but to supply the home demand for fencing and building material in the county. Large portions of these swamps have been worked a second and some a third time, since located. At the present time  there is not an acre of original growth of swamp standing, having all passed away before the resistless sway of the speculator or the consumer.
Page 167 - Whereas, the whalery in Delaware Bay has been in so great a measure invaded by strangers and foreigners, that the greatest part of Oyl and Bone recovered and got by that imploy, hath been exported out of the Province to the great detriment thereof, to obviate which mischief Be it...