An account of Pennsylvania and West New Jersey

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The Burrows Brothers Co., 1698 - New Jersey - 83 pages

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Page 43 - Of lawyers and physicians I shall say nothing, because this country is very peaceable and healthy ; long may it so continue and never have occasion for the tongue of the one nor the pen of the other, both equally destructive to men's estates and lives ; besides forsooth, they, hangmanlike, have a license to murder and make mischief.
Page 24 - Barter'd for Rum, Strong Liquors, and Sugar, with others, thereby gaining great Profit) till near the time of the Wars between England and Them, about Thirty or Forty Years ago.
Page 34 - Disease, which makes the Indians by a right application of them, as able Doctors and Surgeons as any in Europe, performing celebrated Cures therewith, and by the use of some particular Plants only, find Remedy in all Swellings, Burnings, Cuts, etc.
Page 41 - Pence per Hide for Dressing it; they buy their Oyl at Twenty Pence per Gallon. Brick-Makers have Twenty Shillings per Thousand for their Bricks at the Kiln. Felt-Makers will have for their Hats Seven Shillings a piece, such as may be bought in England for Two Shillings a piece ; yet they buy their Wooll commonly for Twelve or Fifteen Pence per Pound. And as to the Glaziers, they will have Five Pence a Quarry for their Glass. The Rule for the Coopers I have almost forgot; but this I can affirm of...
Page 43 - Of Lawyers and Physicians I shall say nothing, because this Countrey is very Peaceable and Healthy; long may it so continue and never have occasion for the Tongue of the one, nor the Pen of the other, both equally destructive to Mens Estates and Lives; besides forsooth, they, Hang-Man like, have a License to Murder and make Mischief.
Page 43 - LabouringMen have commonly here, between 14 and 15 Pounds a Year, and their Meat, Drink, Washing and Lodging; and by the Day their Wages is generally between Eighteen Pence and Half a Crown, and Diet also; But in Harvest they have usually between Three and Four Shillings each Day, and Diet. The Maid Servants Wages is commonly betwixt Six and Ten Pounds per Annum, with very good Accommodation.
Page 50 - England, half starv'd, visible in their meagre looks, that are continually wandering up and down looking for Employment without finding any, who here need not lie idle a moment, nor want due Encouragement or Reward for their Work, much less Vagabond or Drone it about.
Page 73 - Society, who now manage Matters there) which brings their Assemblies and chief Courts to be kept there; and, by that means it is become a very famous Town, having a great many stately...
Page 25 - Since that time the industrious (nay indefatigable) inhabitants have built a noble and beautiful city, and called it Philadelphia, which contains above two thousand houses, all inhabited ; and most of them stately, and of brick, generally three stories high, after the mode in London, and as many several families in each.
Page 74 - A Ship of Four Hundred Tuns may Sail up to this Town in the River Delaware; for I my self have been on Board a Ship of that Burthen there : And several fine Ships and Vessels (besides Governour Cox's, own great Ship) have been built there. There are also two handsom Bridges to come in and out of the Town, called London and YorkBridges. The Town stands in an Island, the Tide flowing quite round about it.

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