Elements of useful knowledge: volume 1: containing a historical and geographical account of the United States (Google eBook)

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Printed for O.D. Cooke, by Hudson and Goodwin, 1806 - 208 pages
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Page 140 - 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 189 - 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 130 - Massachusetts, according to charter, runs west from a point three miles south of the most southerly branch of Charles river, and every part of it ; and the north line of Connecticut is the south line of Massachusetts. When Mr. Pynchon settled Springfield, and the first plantations were made in Connecticut, in 1635, it was not known whether the territory would fall within the limits of Massachusetts or not. But Mr. Pynchon at first considered himself as belonging to the jurisdiction of the Connecticut...
Page 93 - Council established at Plymouth, in the county of Devon, for the planting and governing of New England in America," with full powers to purchase and hold lands, appoint officers and make laws.
Page 4 - The cock knew each ascension of the equinoctial, and crew at each; that is, he crew every hour, as 15* of the equinoctial make an hour." Skeat. ascencwun: ascending degree, equinoxial: "The celestial equator; so called because, when the sun is on it, the days and nights are of equal length in all parts of the world." A New English Dictionary. (150) 104. fume: "A noxious vapor supposed formerly to rise from the stomach to the brain." A New English Dictionary, complecciouns: see note on...

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