A Descriptive Sketch of the Present State of Vermont: One of the United States of America

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Printed and sold for the author, by H. Fry, 1797 - Vermont - 186 pages

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Page 21 - Convention, in which two-thirds of the whole number elected shall agree; and whose duty it shall be to enquire whether the constitution has been preserved inviolate, in every part; and whether the legislative and executive branches of government have performed their duty as guardians of the people ; or assumed to themselves, or exercised, other or greater powers, than they are entitled to by the constitution.
Page 20 - They may also lay embargoes, or prohibit the exportation of any commodity, for any time not exceeding thirty days, in the recess of the House only.
Page 20 - And shall have power to grant pardons and remit fines, in all cases whatsoever except in treason and murder; in which they shall have power to grant reprieves, but not to pardon...
Page 94 - ... brink of the river, and others swim with them to the spot where the dam is forming. As many as can find room, are engaged in sinking one end of these stakes ; and as many more in raising, fixing, and securing the other ends of them. Others are employed, at the same time, in carrying on the plastering part of the work.
Page 170 - Quiet though fad, the refpit of that day That muft be mortal to us both. O flowers, That never will in other climate grow...
Page 22 - These powers they may exercise during the space of one year, from the time of their election ; and they may call a convention to meet within two years after their sitting, if t">y judge it necessary.
Page 162 - ... of the builder. When- the branches are lopped off, and a sufficient number of logs are prepared, blocks are cut for the corners. The largest four of these are placed in a square form, upon a solid foundation of stone, this done, the logs are rolled upon blocks, one above another, until the square becomes about twenty or twenty-five feet high, the rafters are then made for the roof, which is covered with the bark taken off the trees, and placed lengthways from the ridge, with a jet sufficient...
Page 98 - ... labour without pilfering from any other. Towards spring the females bring forth their young, to the number of three or four. Soon after, the male retires to gather firs and vegetables, as the spring opens; but the dam remains at home, to nurse and rear up their young.
Page 114 - ... when the honest old veteran cocked and levelled his weapon of destruction, at the same time crying out with a loud voice, 'Proceed if you dare, proceed and you are a dead man.
Page 16 - ... North and South, divides this State nearly in the centre, between the river Connecticut, and lake Champlain. ' The height of the land is generally from 20 to 30 miles from the river, and about the same distance from the New York line. ' The natural growth upon this mountain...

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