Proceedings - Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences, Volumes 6-9

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Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences., 1898
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Page 75 - God, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following. That is to say First and Principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God...
Page xviii - The entrances, which were at both ends, were so small that they had to stoop down and squeeze themselves to get through them. The doors were made of reed or flat bark.
Page xviii - Their house was low and long, about sixty feet long and fourteen or fifteen feet wide. The bottom was earth, the sides and roof were made of reed and the bark of* chestnut trees ; the posts, or columns, were limbs of trees stuck in the ground, and all fastened together. The...
Page 75 - Body but of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in manner and form following...
Page 36 - Fellows, and to their heirs and assigns, all that certain tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the county of...
Page xix - By each fire are the cooking utensils, consisting of a pot, a bowl or calabash, and a spoon also made of a calabash. These are all that relate to cooking. They lie upon mats, with their feet towards the fire on each side of it. They do not sit much upon anything raised up, but, for the most part, sit upon the ground, or squat on their ankles.
Page xix - All who live in one house are generally of one stock or descent, as father and mother with their offspring. Their bread is maize, pounded in a block by a stone, but not fine. This is mixed with water, and made into a cake, which they bake under the hot ashes. They gave us a small piece when we entered, and although the grains were not ripe, and it was half baked and coarse grains, we nevertheless had to eat it, or, at least, not throw it away before them, which they would have regarded as a great...
Page xviii - Gerrit inquired of her, in the Indian language, which he spoke perfectly well, how old she was, and she answered eighty years; at which we were still more astonished that so old a woman should still have so much strength and courage to work as she did. We...
Page 76 - Captain General, and Governor in Chief, in and over our province of New- York aforesaid, and territories thereon depending in America, and Vice Admiral of the same &c.
Page 24 - CHARLES the Second by the Grace of God King of England Scotland Ffrance and Ireland Defender of the Ffaith &c.

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