An Universal History: From the Earliest Accounts to the Present Time, Volume 39

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C. Bathurst, 1763 - Virginia

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Page 249 - Corpus according to the true intent and meaning of this act, may be directed and run into any county palatine, the cinque ports, or other privileged places within the kingdom of England, dominion of Wales, or town of Berwick upon Tweed, and the islands of Jersey or Guernsey; any law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.
Page 290 - There is a freedom of doing what we list, without regard to law or justice ; this liberty is indeed inconsistent with authority; but civil, moral, and federal liberty consists in every man's enjoying his property and having the benefit of the laws of his country; which is very consistent with a due subjection to the civil magistrate.
Page 349 - We doubt not but our great queen has been acquainted with our long and tedious war, in conjunction with her children, against her enemies the French...
Page 340 - That the laws made by them for the purposes aforesaid shall not be repugnant, but, as near as may be, agreeable to the laws of England, and shall be transmitted to the King in Council for approbation, as soon as may be after their passing; and if not disapproved within three years after presentation, to remain in force...
Page 172 - Guiaquil is defended by three forts, two on the river near the city, and one behind it, all fortified in the modern manner, and built of a. variety of pieces of hard wood, forming a kind of ftrong palifadoes. In proportion to its dimenfions, Guiaquil contains as many inhabitants as any city in all America, the great refort of ftrangers contributing to encreafe the number, generally computed at twenty thoufand. The ' moft eminent perfonages are Europeans, who have married and fettled in the country...
Page 397 - The last of these nations is settled about a day's journey from the sea, and about the race of a man (near a league) from the river. They live concealed in the woods for fear of the bearded men. I was received by them as if I had been one of their own countrymen. They are continually upon their guard, on account of the bearded men, who do all they can to- carry off young people, without doubt, to make them slaves.
Page 186 - ... perpetual verdure. The buildings here, contrary to the ufual manner in warm countries, are lofty, neatly furnifhed within, and finely decorated on the outfide ; but what chiefly gives the inhabitants an exemption from many difeafes common in other parts of Peru is greatly owing to their keeping the ftreets clean, by means of canals, which extend to a river running near the city. However, thefe advantages are confiderably allayed by the dreadful fhocks of earthquakes, to which it is fo fubjeft,...
Page 397 - ... they came every year as foon as winter was over to fetch this wood, they had, according to the advice of one of their old men, cut down and deftroyed all the trees, fince which time they had...
Page 172 - ... houfes, the old and new towns are now united. This city is of confiderable extent, taking up, along the bank of the river from the lower part of the old town to the upper part of the new...
Page 217 - Europe from any quarter of the world ; unlefs we except the trade of 219 countries as from Portugal, not only enlarges the imports of gold, but what is of infinitely more importance to Europe in general, the exportation of the manufactures of thishemifphere, of which the principal are the following.

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