History of Toronto and County of York, Ontario: Biographical notices (Google eBook)

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C.B. Robinson, 1885 - Toronto (Ont.)
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This book is really great for finding information about our ancestors. Being free is a real plus. I, however, would like to be able to highlight and copy but I am assuming that is a copyright issue. I use it for my private family tree. Also, I seem to have a problem searching the book. One time I was able to do it but when you just pull it up and it has the search box on the right it doesn't search. Well, it is the greatest and thanks for sharing. Ellen Sager 

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Page 540 - Massachusetts, is to be expended for books for the College Library. The other half of the income is devoted to scholarships in Harvard University for the benefit of descendants of HENRY BRIGHT, JR., who died at Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1686 In the absence of such descendants, other persons are eligible to the scholarships.
Page 198 - That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that She may be graciously pleased to cause a measure to be submitted to the Imperial Parliament, for the purpose of uniting the Colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island, in one Government, with provisions based on certain Resolutions', which were adopted at a Conference of Delegates from the said Colonies, held at the city of Quebec, on the 10th October, 1864.
Page 98 - I hear the tread of pioneers Of nations yet to be ; The first low wash of waves, where soon Shall roll a human sea.
Page 156 - ... were carried by the unscrupulous exercise of the influence of the government, and by a display of violence on the part of the tories, who were emboldened by the countenance afforded to them by the government...
Page 249 - Reformation; other sects were treated with contempt and scarcely tolerated ; a sordid band of land-jobbers grasped the soil as their patrimony, and With a few leading officials, who divided the public revenue among themselves, formed the Family Compact...
Page 139 - What in your opinion retards the improvement of your Township in particular or the Province in general and what would most contribute to the same?
Page 206 - I still distinctly recollect the untamed aspect which the country exhibited when first I entered the beautiful basin, which thus became the scene of my early hydrographical operations. Dense and trackless forests lined the margin of the lake, and reflected their inverted images in its glassy surface. The wandering savage had constructed his ephemeral habitation beneath their luxuriant foliage, the group then consisting of two families of Messassagas, and the bay and neighbouring marshes were...
Page 179 - Provinces in accordance with the well understood wishes and interests of the people, and to pay to their feelings, as expressed through their representatives, the deference that is justly due to...

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