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American Stationers' Company, 1837 - 300 pages
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A DESCRIPTION OF NEW-ENGLAND, BY CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH. Ethe month of April, 1614, with two ships from Lon- lon, of a few merchants, I chanced to arrive in New- England, a part of America, at the isle of Monahiggan, in forty-three and a half of northerly latitude. Our plot was there to take whales (page 103) 

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Page 46 - Name of the Council Established at Plymouth in the County of Devon, for the Planting, Ruling, Ordering and Governing of New England in America...
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Page 123 - I would be sorry to offend, or that any should mistake my honest meaning: for I wish good to all, hurt to none. But rich men for the most part are growne to that dotage, through their pride in their wealth, as though there were no accident could end it, or their life.
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Page 99 - I heere present your Highness the description in a Map ; my humble su[i]te is, you would please to change their Barbarous names, for such English, as Posterity may say, Prince Charles was their Godfather.
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