Narratives of Early Pennsylvania, West New Jersey and Delaware, 1630-1707, Volume 13

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1912 - Delaware - 474 pages
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Page 313 - THOMAS (GABRIEL). AN HISTORICAL AND Geographical Account of the Province and Country of Pensilvania; and of West-New-Jersey in America.
Page 440 - Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us; because he hath given us of his Spirit.
Page 202 - Some account of the province of Pennsilvania in America; Lately Granted under the Great Seal of England to William Penn, etc.
Page 227 - And whatever mists, fogs, or vapours, foul the heavens by easterly or southerly winds, in two hours' time, are blown away; the one is followed by the other : a remedy that seems to have a peculiar providence in it, to the inhabitants ; the multitude of trees, yet standing, being liable to retain mists and vapours ; and yet not one quarter so thick as I expected.
Page 233 - They care for little, because they want but little; and the Reason is, a little contents them: In this they are sufficiently revenged on us; if they are ignorant of our Pleasures, they are also free from our Pains. They are not disquieted with Bills of Lading and Exchange, nor perplexed with Chancery-Suits and ExchequerReckonings. We sweat and toil to live; their pleasure feeds them...
Page 334 - Their houses are mats or barks of trees, set on poles in the fashion of an English barn, but out of the power of the winds, for they are hardly higher than a man. They lie on reeds or grass. In travel they lodge in the woods about a great fire, with the mantle of duffils they wear by day wrapt about them, and a few boughs stuck round them.
Page 233 - ... nothing is too good for their friend ; give them a fine gun, coat, or other thing, it may pass twenty hands before it sticks: light of heart, strong affections, but soon spent. The most merry creatures that live...
Page 224 - To which is added, an Account of the City of Philadelphia | newly laid out. | Its Scituation between two Navigable Rivers, Delaware and Skulkill, | with a | Portraiture or Platform thereof. | Wherein the Purchasers...
Page 233 - I mean their hunting, fishing, and fowling, and this table is spread everywhere: they eat twice a day, morning and evening; their seats and table are the ground. Since the Europeans came into these parts, they are grown great lovers of strong liquors, rum especially; and for it exchange the richest of their skins and furs. If they are heated with liquors, they are restless till they have enough to sleep: that is their cry Some more, and I will go to sleep: but, when drunk, one of the most wretched...
Page 214 - Charter, we will, ordain, and command, That at all Times, and in all Things, such Interpretation be made thereof, and allowed in any of our Courts whatsoever, as shall be adjudged most advantageous and favourable unto the said William Penn, his Heirs and Assigns...

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