Petitions of the Early Inhabitants of Kentucky to the General Assembly of Virginia, 1769-1792, Volume 27 (Google eBook)

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James Rood Robertson
John P. Morton (incorporated) printers to the Filson club, 1914 - Kentucky - 246 pages
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Page 135 - ... it being the interest of this Commonwealth always to promote and encourage every design which may tend to the improvement of the mind, and the diffusion of useful knowledge even among its remote citizens, whose situation, in a barbarous neighborhood and a savage intercourse, might otherwise render unfriendly to science...
Page 51 - To the Honourable, the Speaker, and Gentlemen of the House of Delegates: "The petition of the inhabitants of the County of Kentuckey living at the falls of the River Ohio...
Page 58 - An Act for adjusting and settling the Titles of claimers to unpatented Lands, under the present and former Government, previous to the Establishment of the Commonwealth's Land Office...
Page 79 - We therefore, with the consent, and by the authority of our constituents, after the most solemn deliberation, being warned of every consequence which can ensue, for them, for ourselves, and for posterity unborn do pray that an act may pass at the ensuing session of assembly, declaring and acknowledging the sovereignty and independence of this district.
Page 179 - Cooke dec. containing by estimation one hundred acres be the same more or less. To have and to hold the said...
Page 78 - To recite minutely the causes and reasoning which have directed, and will justify this address, would, we conceive, be a matter of impropriety at this juncture. It would be preposterous for us to enter upon the support of facts and consequences, which we presume are...
Page 58 - Vincents were reduced, and to the officers and soldiers that have been since incorporated into the said regiment, to be laid off in one tract, the length of which not to exceed double the breadth, in such place on the northwest side of the Ohio as a majority of the officers shall choose, and to be afterwards divided among the said officers and soldiers in due proportion according to the laws of Virginia.
Page 139 - An act concerning the erection of the district of Kentucky, into an independent state...
Page 135 - Taylor, trustees, as a free donation from this commonwealth for the purpose of a publick school, or a seminary of learning, to be erected within the said county as soon as the circumstances of the county and the state of its funds will admit...

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