East Jersey under the proprietary governments: a narrative of events connected with the settlement and progress of the province, until the surrender of the government to the crown in 1702 [i.e. 1703] Drawn principally from original sources (Google eBook)

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New-Jersey Historical Society, 1846 - New Jersey - 340 pages
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Page 204 - Thou hast tasted of prosperity and adversity; thou knowest what it is to be banished thy native country, to be over-ruled, as well as to rule, and sit upon the throne; and being oppressed, thou hast reason to know how hateful the oppressor is both to God and man : If after all these warnings and advertisements, thou dost not turn unto the Lord with all thy heart, but forget him, who remembered thee in thy distress, and give up thyself to follow lust and vanity; surely great will be thy condemnation.
Page 86 - A Bill in the Chancery of New Jersey, at the suit of John Earl of Stair, and others, Proprietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey; against Benjamin Bond, and some other persons of Elizabethtown, distinguished by the name of the Clinker-Lot-Right-Men.
Page 239 - THE MODEL OF THE GOVERNMENT Of the PROVINCE OF EAST::NEW::JERSEY IN AMERICA; And Encouragements for such as Designs to be concerned there...
Page 31 - Island, and bounded on the east part by the main sea and part by Hudson's River, and hath upon the west Delaware Bay or River, and extendeth southward to the main ocean as far as Cape May, at the mouth of Delaware Bay, and to the northward as far as the northernmost branch of the said Bay or River of Delaware, which is forty-one degrees and forty minutes of latitude...
Page 175 - I may say, and say truly, that if there be any terrestrial happiness to be had by people of all ranks, especially of an inferior rank, it must certainly be here: here any one may furnish himself with land, and live rent-free, yea, with such a quantity of Land, that he may weary himself with walking over his fields of Corn, and all sorts of Grain: and let his stock of Cattel amount to some hundreds, he needs not fear their want of pasture in the Summer, or Fodder in the Winter, the Woods affording...
Page 194 - Province, you may doe well to call it to mind that as you bare the shape of men, you should acknowledge your error, and doe yourselves and the contrivers of the Breach soe much right as to joyne in a Debate to be held by a Committee of the whole General Assembly, upon Monday next, by 10 o'clock of the same day, to the end that every member of the General Assembly, may see with his own eyes, and hear with his own ears, the things that concern the present bleeding condition of the whole province, to...
Page 43 - Indians, consisted of fifty double-hands of powder, one hundred bars of lead, twenty axes, twenty coats, ten guns, twenty pistols, ten kettles, ten swords, four blankets, four barrels of beer, ten pair of breeches, fifty knives, twenty hoes, eight hundred and fifty fathom of wampum, twenty ankers of liquors, or something equivalent, and three troopers' coats.31 * The grantors were Wopamuk, *> EJ Records, B.
Page 44 - Jersey, but such planters as are members of some or other of the Congregational Churches, nor shall any but such be chosen to Magistracy or to carry on any part of said civil Judicature, or as deputies or assistants, to have power to vote in establishing laws, and making or repealing them, or to any Chief Military Trust or Office.
Page 16 - Bay, which is about sixty miles, all which is a rich Champain Countrey, free from stones, and indifferent level ; store of excellent good timber, and very well watered, having brooks or rivers ordinarily, one or more in every miles travel...
Page 4 - The lands, they told us, were as pleasant with grass and flowers and goodly trees as ever they had seen, and very sweet smells came from them.

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