A History of Vermont: With Geological and Geographical Notes, Bibliography, Chronology, Maps, and Illustrations

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Ginn & Company, 1903 - Vermont - 325 pages

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Page 234 - Therefore, no male person, born in this country, or brought from over sea, ought to be holden by law to serve any person, as a servant, slave, or apprentice...
Page 172 - Our galleys were about obeying with alacrity the signal to follow them, when all the vessels were reported to me to be in a sinking state. It then became necessary to annul the signal to the galleys, and order their men to the pumps. I could only look at the enemy's galleys going off in a shattered condition; for there was not a mast in either squadron that could stand to make sail on.
Page 131 - I do not hesitate to say I am fully grounded in opinion, that Vermont has an indubitable right to agree on terms of cessation of hostilities with Great Britain, provided, the United States persist in rejecting her application for a union with them, for Vermont, of all people, would be the most miserable, were she obliged to defend the independence of United claiming States, and they, at the same time, at full liberty to overturn and ruin the independence of Vermont.
Page 89 - March ye 13th, lit 5, by the hands of cruel ministerial tools of Georg ye 3d, in the corthouse, at a 11 a clock at night, in the 22d year of his age. Here William French his body lies. For murder his blood for vengeance cries. King Georg the third, his Tory crew, Tha with a bawl his head shot threw. For Liberty and his country's Good He lost his Life, his Dearest blood.
Page 111 - ... name and description of the New Hampshire Grants, of right ought to be, and is hereby declared forever hereafter to be considered, as a free and independent jurisdiction, or State ; by the name, and forever hereafter to be called, known, and distinguished by the name of New Connecticut...
Page 135 - received and admitted into this Union as a new and entire member of the United States of America.
Page 133 - Britain should continue. The country is very mountainous, full of defiles, and extremely strong. The inhabitants, for the most part, are a hardy race, composed of that kind of people, who are best calculated for soldiers ; in truth, who are soldiers...
Page 1 - Continuing our route along the west side of the lake, contemplating the country, I saw on the east side very high mountains capped with snow. I asked the Indians if those parts were inhabited? They answered me, Yes, and that they were Iroquois, and that there were in those parts beautiful valleys, and fields fertile in corn...
Page 327 - THE author is Mr. Montgomery, the eminent and successful writer of historical text-books, whose books have stood the test of everyday use in thousands of schools in all parts of the country. This book is in no sense an abridgment of the author's "American History," but is entirely new and distinct, and arranged on a very different plan. All the main points are covered by interesting biographies. It is almost purely biographical, but care has been taken to make the stories cover, either directly or...
Page 31 - About seven o'clock in the morning," he says, " the affair was completely over, in which time we had killed at least two hundred Indians and taken twenty of their women and children prisoners, fifteen of whom I let go their own way, and five I brought with me, namely, two Indian boys and three Indian girls. I likewise retook five English captives.

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