History of Ontario County, New York (Google eBook)

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Lewis Cass Aldrich, George Stillwell Conover
D. Mason & Company, 1893 - Ontario County (N.Y.) - 518 pages
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Contents

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IV
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VIII
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XXIV
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Page 130 - Brother, you have told us that we had nothing to do with the war that has taken place between you and the British. But we find the war has come to our doors. Our property is taken possession of by the British and their Indian friends. It is necessary now for us to take up the business, defend our property, and drive the enemy from it.
Page 96 - That the money of account of the United States shall be expressed in dollars or units, dimes or tenths, cents or hundredths...
Page 96 - ... all accounts in the public offices, and all proceedings in the courts of the United States, shall be kept and had in conformity to this regulation.
Page 134 - ... of their heads, and others of their branches. Afflictions of the mind so deep as have been allotted to these unhappy people, we cannot cure. They can probably be subdued only by His power who can wipe away all tears. But shall we not endeavor to assuage them! To their bodily wants we can certainly administer. The inhabitants of this village have made large contributions for their relief, in provisions, clothing and money. And we have been appointed, among other things, to solicit further relief...
Page 28 - ... afterwards known among them. They were all upon equality in rank authority, and privileges. These sachemships were distributed unequally among the five tribes; but without giving to either a preponderance of power; and unequally among the gentes of the last three tribes. The Mohawks had nine sachems, the Oneidas nine, the Onondagas fourteen, the Cayugas ten, and the Senecas eight. This was the number at first, and it has remained the number to the present time. A table of these sachemships...
Page 125 - ... of complaint, except pretended ones of their creating ; whilst they keep in a state of irritation the tribes, who are hostile to us, and are instigating those, who know little of us or we of them, to unite in the war against us ; and whilst it is an undeniable fact, that they are furnishing the whole with arms, ammunition, clothing, and even provisions, to carry on the war ; I might go further, and, if they are not much belied, add men also in disguise.
Page 77 - Stirling had released and all the lands and rivers from the west side of the Connecticut River to the east side of Delaware Bay.
Page 265 - Williamson, struck with the peculiar beauty of the elevated plain which crowns the high bank of the lake, and the many advantages which it possessed as a site for a town, began here to lay out his building. lots parallel with and facing the lake.
Page 80 - Tract or Parcel of Land, commonly called and known by the Name of the Lands of the six Nations' of Indians, situate, lying and being in the State of New York, and now in the actual Possession of the said Chiefs or Sachems of the six Nations...
Page 133 - Our roads are filled with people, many of whom have been reduced from a state of competence and good prospects to the last degree of want and sorrow. So sudden was the blow by which they have been crushed, that no provision could be made either to elude or to meet it. The fugitives from Niagara county especially were dispersed under circumstances of so much terror, that, in some...

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