Natural History of New York, Part 1, Volume 1

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D. Appleton & Company and Wiley & Putnam, 1842 - Natural history
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Page 129 - sagacity of English enterprise ever carried this most perilous mode of hardy industry to the " extent to which it has been pursued by this recent people ; a people who are still in the "gristle, and not hardened into manhood.
Page 2 - the franchises of citizenship to every member of the state, unless he be deprived of them by the law of the land or the judgment of his peers.
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Page 86 - he announced this idea from the shore of the Niagara river to a friend in Europe, in the following enthusiastic language : " Hundreds of large ships will, in no distant period, bound on the billows of these inland seas. Shall I lead your astonishment to the verge of incredulity
Page 62 - member of the legislature of this state, and in the same year was a delegate to the convention which formed the constitution of the United States. Disappointed in procuring the adoption of what he deemed essential features of such an instrument, he nevertheless acquiesced
Page 129 - While we are carrying on the whale fishery under the arctic circle, we hear " that they have pierced into the opposite region of polar cold ; that they are at the antipodes, " and engaged under the frozen serpent of the south. Falkland Island, which seems too remote " and too romantic an object for the grasp of national ambition, is but a stage and resting place " for their victorious industry. Nor is the
Page 84 - within this state." The act commenced with the terse recital " Whereas a communication by water between the southern, northern and western parts of this state will encourage agriculture, promote commerce and facilitate a general intercourse between the citizens;" and provided for the incorporation of two associations, the Western Inland Lock Navigation Company, and the Northern Inland Lock Navigation Company. The
Page 23 - the impress of authority. Gouverneur Morris, in speaking of these occurrences to Dr. Francis, remarked, " that the trial of Zenger was the germ of American freedom, the morning star of that liberty which subsequently revolutionized America.
Page 25 - Holt, who then conducted the paper, added to its title the significant motto, " the united voice of all his majesty's free and loyal subjects in America, liberty, property, and no stamps.

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