Early History of Cleveland, Ohio: Including Papers and Other Matter Relating to the Adjacent Country. With Biographical Notices of the Pioneers and Surveyors

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Fairbanks, Benedict & Company, printers, 1867 - Cleveland (Ohio) - 487 pages
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Page 149 - River, the space of forty leagues upon a straight . line near the sea-shore toward the south-west, west and by south, or west, as the coast lieth towards Virginia, accounting three English miles to the league...
Page 181 - And after many difficulties perplexities and hardships were surmounted, and we were on the good and promised land, felt that a just tribute of respect to the day ought to be paid.
Page 161 - In May, 1792, the Legislature of Connecticut granted to those of her citizens whose property had been burned or otherwise spoliated by the British during the war of the Revolution half a million of acres from the west end of the reserve. These were called
Page 150 - ... aforesaid, north and south in latitude and breadth, and in length and longitude of and within, all the breadth aforesaid, throughout the main lands there, from the western ocean to the south sea...
Page 149 - And lastly, because the principal effect which we can desire or expect of this action is the conversion and reduction of the people in those parts unto the true worship of God and Christian religion...
Page 177 - No, says he, it was written by your own people. They do it to deceive you. Their whole wishes center here, (pointing to his pocket,) all they want is the money. (It happened there was a priest in the room at the same time who heard him.) He says white people tell them, they wish to come and live among them as brothers, and learn them agriculture. So they bring on implements of husbandry and presents, tell them good stories, and all appears honest. But when they are gone all appears as a dream. Our...
Page 188 - ... and make such drafts on our Treasury, as may be necessary to accomplish the foregoing object of your appointment. And all agents and men by us employed, and sent on to survey and settle said land, to be obedient to your orders and directions. And you are to be accountable for all monies by you received, conforming your conduct to such orders and directions as we may, from time to time, give you, and to do and act in all matters, according to your best skill and judgment, which may tend to the...
Page 160 - The description in his patent is as follows : " Beginning at the north-east corner of the first township in the third range ; thence northerly, on the west line of the second range, to forty-one degrees and twelve minutes of north latitude ; thence west, three miles ; thence southerly, parallel to the west line of Pennsylvania, two miles and...
Page 106 - They accordingly set out, and after many days of hardship reached their destination, though such had been their sufferings from fatigue, cold and Hunger, from wading swamps, swimming creeks and rivers, and pushing their way through tangled thickets, that many of the provincials perished miserably in the woods. On the...
Page 69 - Tradition adds, that many years after, a powerful war party of the descendants of the Eries, came from beyond the Mississippi, ascended the Ohio, crossed the country, and attacked the Senecas who had settled in the 'seat of their fathers at 'Tu-shu-way.' A great battle was fought near the...

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