History of Delaware : 1609-1888: Local history

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L. J. Richards, 1888 - Delaware

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Page 600 - Massachusetts, is to be expended for books for the College Library. The other half of the income is devoted to scholarships in Harvard University for the benefit of descendants of HENRY BRIGHT, JR., who died at Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1686.
Page 851 - TO BE HOLDEN of Us our Heirs and Successors Proprietaries of Pennsylvania as of our Manor of Counestogoe in the County of Lancaster aforesaid in free and common Socage by Fealty only in lieu of all other services...
Page 1014 - take the oath of office and give a bond to the State in the sum of two thousand dollars, with two sureties, to be approved by the Governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of his official duties.
Page 953 - City, not exceeding five acres, upon which any manufacturing or other industrial improvements for the employment of labor shall be erected...
Page 956 - His holy Word, for celebrating His holy sacraments, for offering to His glorious Majesty the sacrifices of prayer, praise, and thanksgiving, for blessing His people in His name, and for the performance of all other holy offices...
Page 846 - Fabricius in regard of his being guilty of what is laid to his charge and his former irregular life and conversation, be suspended from exercising his function as a minister or preaching any more within this government either in public or private.
Page 1011 - Cross-Roads; therefore Resolved unanimously, That, in the opinion of this General Assembly, the Legislature of this State ought not to be subject to the caprice of any individual in the State, and that it will not be proper for them to hold their sessions in the Town of Dover, and that it be recommended to the Convention of this State, and it is hereby recommended to said Convention, to fix the place of meeting of the Legislature, under the new Constitution, at Duck Creek Cross-Roads, unless the...
Page 846 - English Lawes according to the desire of the inhabitants, bee establish' both in ye Towne & all plantations upon Delaware River.
Page 806 - That the several lodges of ancient masons in the State of Delaware, here represented by deputies properly authorized, consider it as a matter of right, and for the general benefit of masonry, that they ought to form a grand lodge within the said State ; and do DOW proceed to form and organize themselves into a grand lodge accordingly, to be known and distinguished by the name of The Grand Lodge of Delaware.
Page 798 - ... They stopped at the foot of the post, emptied their budget, took out an axe and other tools, ran up the post and drew down the sign, and split the hateful painting to atoms, and, hewing down the post, left not a vestige of its former glory." John Marshall watched them from the porch of the tavern, not daring to interfere. " 'Tis a vast pity," said he, pointing to the wreck of the sign as he spoke — "'tis a vast pity...

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