Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society

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Collections and Proceedings of the Maine Historical Society - Second Series, Vol. V

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Page 247 - Whereto thus Adam fatherly displeased. "O execrable son so to aspire Above his brethren, to himself assuming Authority usurped, from God not given; He gave us only over beast, fish, fowl Dominion absolute; that right we hold By his donation; but man over men He made not lord; such title to himself Reserving, human left from human free.
Page 132 - Tell them that wherever there is a new Settlement, I shall always order a Fort, if I think it proper, and that it is for the security of them and us, and so do the French. Are any People under the same Government afraid of being made too Strong to keep out Enemies?
Page 72 - Massachusetts by President Washington, under the constitution of 1787. In 1796, Mr. Gore was elected one of the commissioners under the fourth article of Jay's treaty, to settle the claims of the United States upon Great Britain for spoliations. This appointment took him to London where he remained eight years, successfully engaged in the duties of his office. In 1803, he was left charge des affaires.
Page 177 - It is a bright picture which Father Lalement gives in his relation for 1647, of Father Dreuilletes' Mission of the Assumption to the country of the Abenaquis : — The savage, his guide, seeing himself upon the shores of the Sea of Acadia, took (conduisit) the Father in his little bark canoe as far as PentagoSt, where he found a little hospice of Capuchin Fathers, who embraced him with the love and charity which any one may count upon from their goodness. The Reverend Father Ignatius, of Paris, made...
Page 240 - In all the territory of the United States now held, or hereafter acquired, situate north of latitude 36 30', Slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime, is prohibited, while such territory shall remain under territorial government. In all the territory south of said line of latitude, Slavery of the African race is hereby recognized as existing, and shall not be interfered with by Congress, but shall be protected as property by all the departments of the territorial government...
Page 74 - He was bald on the whole upper surface of his head, at an unusually early period. His hair was tied behind, and dressed with powder. His face was round and florid, his eyes black ; his manners courteous and amiable. His eloquence was dignified and impressive, and in all his relations and deportment, he had the bearing and polish of a well-bred gentleman.
Page 20 - Leases, and other Instruments. The whole of which are calculated for the use of the citizens of the United States and conformable to law.
Page 32 - Thus shall we pass away, in the day of our fall. Then let us be renowned when we may ; and leave our fame behind us, like the last beams of the sun, when he hides his red head in the west.
Page 189 - Massachusetts to disturb the .-.taint; quo which had existed in Maine for three years following the settlement of affairs by the Royal Commissioners in 1665. Nathaniel Phillips was a resident of Saco, and son of Major William Phillips, the large landed proprietor of that place.] A TRUE RELATION OF PASSAGES AND ACTIONS IN THE PROVINCE OF MAINE, IN RESPECT OF THE SUBVERTING OP His MAJESTIK'S ESTABLISHED GOVERNMENT BY THE GENERALL COURT OF THE MATHECHUSETTS IN NEW ENGLAND.
Page 337 - Content with science in the vale of peace. Calmly he look'd on either life, and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear; From nature's temperate feast rose satisfied, Thank'd Heaven that he had lived, and that he died.

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