Bates: A Brief History and Genealogy of Joseph Harrison Bates (Google eBook)

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Wagoner Printing Company, 1915 - 53 pages
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Page 24 - In 1609, six years after the accession of James VI. of Scotland to the throne of England as James I.
Page 41 - O may we all remember well The night of death draws near. 2 We lay our garments by, Upon our beds to rest ; So death will soon disrobe us all Of what we 've here possessed.
Page 41 - THE day is past and gone ; The evening shades appear: O may we all remember well The night of death draws near.
Page 7 - A list of soldiers of the Virginia Line on Continental Establishment who have received certificates for the balance of their full pay agreeable to an act of Assembly passed November session 1781' which shows that on July 22, 1783, the sum of 100 s3 and d5 was received by him.
Page 11 - The road that crosses this part of the Indian territory cuts through the mountains in Cumberland; it is as broad and commodious as those in the environs of Philadelphia, in consequence of the amazing number [214] of emigrants that travel through it to go and settle in the western country.
Page 26 - ... were declared invalid, they were not allowed to hold any office higher than that of petty constable, and so on through a long list of silly and outrageous enactments. For a few years this tyranny was endured in the hope that it was but temporary. By 1719 this hope had worn away, and from that year, until the passage of the Toleration Act for Ireland in 1782, the people of Ulster kept flocking to America. Of all the migrations to America previous to the days of steamships, this was by far the...
Page 25 - They also established manufactures of woolens and linens which have ever since been famous throughout the world. By the beginning of the eighteenth century their numbers had risen to nearly a million. Their social condition was not that of peasants ; they were intelligent yeomanry and artisans.
Page 25 - I began to put this scheme into operation, sending from Scotland and the Northern counties of England a Presbyterian company of picked men and women of the best sort, yeomanry and craftsmen like those who settled Massachusetts and Connecticut, with many generations of ancestry behind them on a far higher level of intelligence and training than the native peasantry of Ireland. At the beginning of the eighteenth century the percentage of illiteracy in Ulster was probably smaller than anywhere else...
Page 26 - England historian, counts that between 1730 and 1770, at least half a million souls were transferred from Ulster to the colonies, more than half the Presbyterian population of Ulster, and that at the time of the Revolution they made one-sixth of the total population of the colonies.
Page 25 - Scotch-Irish " may be defensible, provided we do not let it conceal the fact that the people to whom it applied are for the most part Lowland Scotch Presbyterians, very slightly hibernicized in blood. The flourishing manufactures in Ulster aroused the jealousy of rival manufacturers in England> who in 1698 succeeded in obtaining legislation which seriously damaged the Irish linen and woollen industries and threw many workmen out of employment. About the same time it became apparent that an epidemic...

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