Notes and Queries: Historical, Biographical, and Genealogical, Chiefly Relating to Interior Pennsylvania, Volume 2

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William Henry Egle
Harrisburg publishing Company, 1895
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Page 188 - Of living creatures; fish, fowl, and the beasts of the woods; here are divers sorts, some for food and profit, and some for profit only : For food, as well as profit, the elk, as big as a small ox ; deer bigger than ours ; beaver, raccoon, rabbits, squirrels ; and some eat young bear, and commend it.
Page 105 - Oh, Brother Jack, as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I. Just so game, and just so gay, But now, alack, they've stopped my pay. No more I peep out of my blinkers, Here I be — tucked in with clinkers!
Page 281 - Lancaster, without leave of the Continental Congress or the Committee of Safety of Pennsylvania, and that I will carry on no political correspondence whatever on the subject of the dispute between Great Britain and the Colonies so long as I remain a prisoner.
Page 70 - ... the proprietary government, came to the following resolution, viz. : " Resolved, nemine contradicente, that this House will adjourn, in order to consult their constituents, whether an humble address should be drawn up and transmitted to his Majesty; praying that he would be graciously pleased to take the people of this province under his immediate protection and government...
Page 188 - The trees of most note, are the black walnut, cedar, cypress, chestnut, poplar, gum-wood, hickory, sassafras, ash, beech and oak of divers sorts, as red, white and black; Spanish, chestnut, and swamp, the most durable of all. Of all which there is plenty, for the use of man. "The fruits, that I find in the woods, are the white and black mulberry, chestnut, walnut, plums, strawberries, cranberries, hurtleberries, and grapes of divers sorts.
Page 128 - That it is the opinion of this Congress, and it is accordingly recommended, that the contending parties immediately cease all hostilities, and avoid every appearance of force until the dispute can be legally decided.
Page 31 - Croghan, and did not the Colonel advise him to raise a company of scouters, and was not this confirmed by Benjamin Franklin? And yet, when Harris asked the Assembly to pay the scouting party, he was told that 'he might pay them himself.
Page 281 - Duke streets; with cuitains 100 feet. The planks of the bastions, 16 feet; and the saws of said bastions 30 feet each. "Yours, &c., "EDWARD SHIPPEN. "James Hamilton, Esq., Bush Hill.

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